Jalu Oasis (or Jalo) is an oasis in Cyrenaica, Libya, located west of the Great Sand Sea and about 250 km south-east of the Gulf of Sirte. It's the administrative capital of the governorate of Al Wahah (or al-Wahat)
Because of its location and as a source of water, it had strategic importance during the North Africa Campaign in World War II and changed hands several times between Allied and Axis forces.
The Jalo area has been targeted as a prime area to watch the 2006 solar eclipse. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia