By Jamal Adel.
Kufra, 15 August 2014:
Tarhouna and the surrounding area had its telecommunications cut yesterday when thieves broke into a local telecoms . . .[restrict]rebroadcasting station and stole equipment.
“Vandals have broken into the Bin Hayan station, stealing batteries and damaging cables. Because of this services have been cut,” Hatif Libya director Husain Al-Tuwaileb told the Libya Herald.
Rural telecommunications stations as the Tarhouna one have been set up in more remote areas where it is difficult to run landlines.
“The Bin Hayan station in Tarhouna is a hub that supplies all of the rural stations in the area around it,” Tuwaileb explained.
Hatif Libya, part of the Libyan Company for Posts, Communications and Information Technology, has been forced to repair a number of its stations across the country, including in Benghazi, Ajdabiya and Kufra because thieves have been using the lack of security to steal cables and batteries for resale on the black market.
So far the damage to the Tarhouna station has not been fixed. [/restrict]