intelligence officials told then-Libyan intelligence chief Musa Kusa that Bout had a "considerable commercial presence in Libya" and aimed to expand his interests there. Khadafy records tie Russian arms dealer to Libya, U.S. experts hunt for anti-aircraft missiles Associated Press, 5 Nov 2011. ref>
and of marine (1869); grand vizier from 1871 to 1872 and from 1875 to 1876. Following the fall of Tripoli in January 1943, the remaining Axis forces retreated to prepared defences in Southern Tunisia, in front of the Mareth Line built by France before the war. Here in March, Horrocks carried out one of his most successful actions. His corps, composed of the 1st Armoured Division (British 1st Armoured Division), a Free French brigade and the attached New Zealand Corps (which
abstract.html?res F00715FE3B5F137B93C4AB178AD95F408785F9 title Four Hijackers Surrender; Tunisian Aide Denies Deal; Passengers in London work New York Times date 26 November 1974 accessdate 28 June 2010 Captain Jim Futcher was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal, the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators Founders Medal, the British Air Line Pilots Association Gold Medal and a Certificate of Commendation from British Airways for his actions during the hijacking, having returned to the aircraft to fly it knowing the hijackers were on board. WikiPedia:Tripoli Commons:Category:Tripoli
of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (Algeria), 1962–present In preparation for independence, the CNRA (Conseil National de la Révolution Algérienne) had met in Tripoli in May 1962 to work out a plan for the FLN (National Liberation Front (Algeria))'s (Front de Libération Nationale) transition from a liberation movement to a political party. The Tripoli Program called for land reform, the large-scale nationalization of industry and services, and a strong commitment
; In a 2002 ''Opera News'' interview, Rankin said that the single most memorable musical event in her career took place in 1952. Her husband was in the Air Force in North Africa, and she was engaged to give a solo concert on the Mediterranean coast, in an open-air theater forty miles outside Tripoli. "Imagine", says Rankin, "Libya was still a kingdom then, and King Idris had a piano flown in from Egypt, while an American cruiser was stationed near the shore
to reinforce the Italians, their commander (General Erwin Rommel)—although ordered to remain on the defensive—quickly captured the British front line position at El Agheila. He then went on an offensive which, by mid-April, had reached as far as Sallum, Egypt. The sole remaining Allied (Allies of World War II) position in Libya was the heavily fortified port of Tobruk, which Rommel had surrounded and placed under siege. The Allied response was restricted primarily to harassment
to have destroyed 39 tanks, 212 lorries and armoured troop-carriers, 26 bowsers (Bowser (tanker)), 42 guns, 200 various other vehicles and four small fuel and ammunition dumps, flying 842 sorties with the loss of 11 pilots. Whilst performing in a ground support role, Hurricanes based at RAF Castel Benito, Tripoli, knocked out six tanks, 13 armoured vehicles, 10 lorries, five half-tracks, a gun and trailer, and a wireless van on 10 March 1943, with no losses to themselves. ref>
into a mosque in the early 1970s. The building was extensively remodelled at this time. Colleges and universities The largest university in Tripoli, the University of Tripoli, is a public university providing free education to the city's inhabitants. Private universities and colleges have also begun to crop up in the last few years. Sports thumb June 11 Stadium (File:Tehaa-Fans-SuperCup-BenTaher.jpg) is the home stadium of both Al Ahly (Al Ahly Tripoli) and Al-Ittihad
international africa 27libya.html title For a Critic, Libya's Nascent Openness Doesn't Apply author Smith, Craig S. newspaper The New York Times date December 27, 2004 accessdate November 5, 2009 authorlink Craig S. Smith WikiPedia:Tripoli Commons:Category:Tripoli
The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 publisher Cambridge University Press year 2005 isbn 0-521-83910-6 page 115 The famine that afflicted Egypt in 1784 cost it roughly one-sixth of its population. "Icelandic Volcano Caused Historic Famine In Egypt, Study Shows". ''ScienceDaily.'' November 22, 2006 At the end of the 18th century, "''
'''Tripoli''' ( ; Berber (Berber language): '''Ṭrables''') is the capital city and the largest city of Libya. Tripoli, with its metropolitan area, has a population of about 1.1 million people. http: www.indexmundi.com libya demographics_profile.html The city is located in the northwestern part of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean and forming a bay.
Tripoli includes the Port of Tripoli and the country's largest commercial and manufacturing centre. It is also the site of the University of Tripoli. The vast Bab al-Azizia barracks, which includes the former family estate of Muammar Gaddafi, is also located in the city. Colonel Gaddafi largely ruled the country from his residence in this barracks.
Tripoli was founded in the 7th century BC by the Phoenicians, who named it Oea. Due to the city's long history, there are many sites of archaeological significance in Tripoli. "Tripoli" may also refer to the ''shabiyah (Districts of Libya#Shabiya)'' (top-level administrative division in the current Libyan system), the Tripoli District.