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: www.awm.gov.au cms_images histories 17 chapters 06.pdf Initial British offensive (with detailed maps) The RAF made attacks on Italian airfields destroying or damaging 29 aircraft on the ground. Selby Force, a mixed force of 1,800 under Brigadier A. R. Selby, moved up from Matruh and having stationed a brigade of dummy tanks in the desert as a decoy for the Italian airforce, had by dawn on 9 December taken position a few kilometers south east


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as of Summer 2014 because of poor security in Benghazi. Benghazi's wider metropolitan area (which includes the southern towns of Gimeenis and Suluq) is also a district (Districts of Libya) of Libya. The port city is located on the Mediterranean Sea. During the Kingdom era of Libya's history, Benghazi enjoyed a joint-capital status (alongside Tripoli), possibly because the King (Idris I of Libya) used to reside in the nearby city of Bayda (Bayda, Libya) and the Senussis

and sensitivities between Benghazi and Tripoli, and by extension between the two regions (Cyrenaica and Tripolitania). The population of the entire district was 500,120 in the 1995 census and had increased to 670,797 in the 2006 census. On 15 February 2011, an uprising (First Battle of Benghazi) against

useful to be ignored by the Ottomans. In 1578, the Turks invaded Benghazi and it was ruled from Tripoli by the Karamanlis (Karamanli dynasty) from 1711 to 1835; it then passed under direct Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) rule until 1911. Greek and Italian (Italy) sponge fishermen worked its coastal waters. In 1858, and again in 1874, Benghazi was devastated by bubonic plague. Italian colonial rule File:Italian Benghazi.jpg thumb The colonial Italians created


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. It is the story of a former American Marine serving life imprisonment on an island inhabited by savage and cannibalistic prisoners for killing his commanding officer, the commandant of a Benghazi (Libya) military base, in 2011. Zerzura the white city According to the historical writings from the scribes of an emir in Benghazi, Libya in 1481, a camel driver named Hamid Keila came to Benghazi in bad shape and recounted to the emir that he had been to the city of Zerzura. Apparently Hamid Keila and a caravan had been heading out from the Nile River to the oases of Dakhla(Darkhla Dakhilah) and Kharga(Kharijah) and were caught in a vicious sandstorm that killed everyone except Keila who apparently survived under the shelter of his dead camel. After the storm passed, the man had emerged from the camel to find himself confused by the lay of the land because the storm changed all the familiar landmarks. It was when Keila was becoming delirious from having no water that a group of strange men found him. The men were said to be tall with fair hair and blue eyes, carrying straight swords instead of Arab scimitars, who then took the camel driver back to a city called Zerzura to tend to him. Zerzura was indeed described as a white city that was approachable through a wadi(valley) that ran between two mountains, and from the wadi was a road that lead to the gates of the city which had a carving of a strange bird above them. Within the city were white houses of inner luxury, palms, springs, and pools that were used by fair-skinned women and children for washing and bathing. Hamid Keila recounted that the Zerzurans, or "El Suri", treated him with kindness and spoke a strange form of Arabic that was difficult for him to understand but was carefully explained to him by the Suri, who apparently weren't Muslim because the women wore no veils and no mosques could be found in the city, nor did Hamid Keila hear any calls to prayer by a muezzin. thumb left (Left to right) Wing Commander Kent talking to Wing Commander Zimmerman, 1942 (File:JA Kent.jpg) In June 1942, Kent was Station Commander of RAF Church Stanton (RAF Culmhead) where he remained until October of that year when he was posted to Fighter Command HQ as a Wing Commander of Training. Two months later, Kent was posted to the Middle East and took command of 17 Sector in Benghazi, Libya where on 25 January 1943, he damaged a Ju 88 during an engagement near the airfield at Benina. After a posting to Air HQ as a Command Training Inspector at Air Defences East Mediterranean, he returned to the UK during March 1944 for an instructor’s course at the Central Flying School, Upavon (RAF Upavon). Johannessonn, Brian J. "Famous Pilot: Wing-Commander John Alexander Kent." ''Rare Aviation Photos,''(originally published in the Icelandic-language newspaper 'Logberg', Winnipeg, Manitoba, October November 1940). Retrieved: 19 May 2011. *'''Libya **Benghazi – Benina International Airport **Misrata – Misrata Airport - style "background-color: #FFFF80" Benghazi begins 3 June commons:بنغازي


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: www.economist.com node 18239888?story_id 18239888 "Endgame in Tripoli". ''The Economist''. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2011. This mass is divided into two blocks. The Jebel Akhdar (Jebel Akhdar, Libya) extends parallel to the coast from the Gulf of Sidra to the Gulf of Bomba, and reaches an elevation of 872 meters. There is no continuous coastal plain, the longest strip running from the recess of Gulf of Sidra past Benghazi to Tolmeitha. Thereafter, except for deltaic patches at Susa (Susa, Libya) and Derna (Derna, Libya), the shore is all precipitous. A steep escarpment separates the coastal plain from a relatively level plateau, known as the Marj Plain, which lies at about 300 meters elevation. Above the Marj Plain lies a dissected plateau at about 700 meters elevation, which contains the highest peaks in the range. Gimingham, C. H., and K. Walton (1954). "Environment and the Structure of Scrub Communities on the Limestone Plateaux of Northern Cyrenaica." ''Journal of Ecology,'' Vol. 42, No. 2, Jul., 1954 The east of the province was called Marmarica (no major city), but the important part was in the west, comprising five cities, hence known as the Pentapolis: Cyrene (Cyrene, Libya) (near the modern village of Shahat) with its port of Apollonia (Apollonia, Cyrenaica) (Marsa Susa), Arsinoe or Taucheira (Tocra), Euesperides or Berenice (near modern Benghazi), Balagrae (Bayda (Bayda, Libya)) and Barce (Marj (Marj, Libya)) – of which the chief was the eponymous Cyrene. The term "Pentapolis" continued to be used as a synonym for Cyrenaica. In the south the Pentapolis faded into the Saharan tribal areas, including the pharaonic oracle of Ammonium (Siwa Oasis). commons:بنغازي


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single10381 archivedate June 29, 2008 accessdate November 30, 2008 In May 2010, following the Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, Pakistan again blocked access to YouTube, citing "growing sacrilegious content". * On January 24, 2010, Libya blocked


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autocracy and the lack of requests of respect of human rights. In the running battle which followed, ''Bartolomeo Colleoni'' was hard hit by ''Sydney'' and after a shell hit the boilers at 09:23 she stopped dead in the water. She fought on but was unable to manoeuvre or use the main battery; despite the fire from her guns, she was sunk by three torpedoes launched from ''Ilex'' and ''Hyperion'' at 09:59. ''Sydney'' continued to fire against ''Bande Nere''. She

Benghazi

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'''Benghazi''' convened in Tobruk as of Summer 2014 because of poor security in Benghazi. Benghazi's wider metropolitan area (which includes the southern towns of Gimeenis and Suluq) is also a district (Districts of Libya) of Libya. The port city is located on the Mediterranean Sea.

During the Kingdom era of Libya's history, Benghazi enjoyed a joint-capital status (alongside Tripoli), possibly because the King (Idris I of Libya) used to reside in the nearby city of Bayda (Bayda, Libya) and the Senussis (royal family) in general were associated with Cyrenaica rather than Tripolitania. The city was also provisional capital of the National Transitional Council. Benghazi continues to hold institutions and organizations normally associated with a national capital city, such as the country's parliament, national library (National Library of Libya), and the headquarters of Libyan Airlines, the national airline, and of the National Oil Corporation. This creates a constant atmosphere of rivalry and sensitivities between Benghazi and Tripoli, and by extension between the two regions (Cyrenaica and Tripolitania). The population of the entire district was 500,120 in the 1995 census and had increased to 670,797 in the 2006 census.

On 15 February 2011, In mid-October, the Libyan National Army launched an offensive to seize the city and reportedly managed to take control of 90% of Benghazi. Libyan army controls 90% of Benghazi

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