Libyan Government Regains Control Of Al Shaab Stud, Stallions Still Missing

Al Shaab Stud near Tripoli, Libya is back under the control of government forces, following a four-month occupation by an opposing militia that left most of the farm’s horses either dead or missing, Racing Post reports.

Six yearlings were found alive on the property, but the fate of several horses that had gone missing remains unknown. Among the group of horses still to be accounted for is Eavesdropper, a half-brother to Hall of Famer A.P. Indy who was standing stud at Al Shaab.

In early January, the militia stole six stallions, six pregnant mares, shot two more horses, and looted the property. In April, Al Shaab general manager Dr. Amad Ashaab reported on social media that two more mares and a foal had died violently on the property at the hands of the militia.

Now that the farm is under the control of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord, it will be used as a military zone for its operations as it prepares to strike the nearby city of Tarhuna. If the missing horses are still alive, they are believed to be kept there.

The militia’s raid on Al Shaab Stud is projected to have caused roughly $52.7 million in damage, factoring in the value of the horses involved, stolen equipment, and the cost to repair the facilities.

Read more at Racing Post.

Such good news! I hope there is no bloodshed and the Tarhuna city the last strongholds of the criminal Haftar in the Libyan West is freed, this could be a happy ending to the story, I so hope so.
The first pictures of the arrival of fighters of the GNA, inside Al Shaab Stud. pic.twitter.com/8V8RKtTACj

— AMAD (@amadedin) April 19, 2020

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