… donkeys are being credited by a rebel leader in Libya for helping to free the besieged town of Gharyan earlier this year. Walid Danna told the Guardian this week that rebels had been forced to load donkeys with supplies as the only way to reach fighters trapped inside the town.
“When you feed a donkey and give him water he will never forget the way,” said Danna. “This was all new to me, I’m from Tripoli. So you put the arms on the donkey and he will know his way. To free Gharyan we had to send donkeys over the mountains. He would go his way round the mountain to avoid the roads. Only animals can go that way.”
Leo Hickman’s full article at the Guardian can be found here.