Kikla is a town of approximately 10,000 inhabitants in Libya, most of whom are arab and some Berber (Amazigh) descent, , and is approximately 150 kilometres south-west of the country's capital, Tripoli. It was also a battleground during the 2011 Nafusa Mountains Campaign of the Libyan Civil War. Kikla is also home to three older cities: Sidi Omer, Zawit Abu Madi and Ijhish. Other towns within Kikla are Likhzour , Takbal , Awlad Issa , Awlad Omran ,Mzaida , Awlad Boziry , Awlad Saeed ,Awlad Sidi Omar and Amzir , the later in Berber languages(Tamazight) means waterfall. On 14 June 2011 Kikla was recaptured by the rebels.