By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 7 June 2014
A remote Al-Madar mobile phone base station near Jalu has been smashed up and its power . . .[restrict]supply cut in an attack by vandals on Thursday.
“The Madar base station in the Al-Rashida area in Jalu has been deliberately targeted” an engineer with Hatif Libya told the Libya Herald.
““The vandalism was deliberate,” said the engineer, Hamad Mohammed Haweel.“ They cut the electricity cable and broke the solar panels. This caused a total cut in Madar telecommunications for quite a while.”
During the revolution a number of remote and largely unprotected Al-Madar base stations was hit along the roads running from Jalu to Ajdabiya and Kufra. Mostly however the incidents involved the theft of copper cabling and solar panels, rather than wanton destruction. There were similar robberies at GECOL electricity substations. [/restrict]