Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications’ services are being jammed by Libya, the UAE-based firm’s chief executive said today, as the revolt continues against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. According to a Reuters report, Abu Dhabi-based Thuraya provides satellite telephone and other services across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Etisalat is a main shareholder. “Unfortunately there is deliberate jamming by Libya… which is illegal,” CEO Samer Halawi told Al Arabiya television “Jamming started on 17 February and it continues today. Our equipment is reducing the effects of the jamming so that we have coverage in 70 percent of Libya.”