Misrata

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07rebels.html title Free of Qaddafi, a City Tries to Build a New Order publisher The New York Times date March 6, 2011 Bayda is the fourth-largest city in Libya (List of cities in Libya),


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Muammar Gaddafi is dead, NTC says – live coverage | World news work The Guardian location UK accessdate 21 October 2011 date 20 October 2011 and was placed in the freezer of a local market alongside the bodies of Defence Minister Abu-Bakr Yunis Jabr and his son and national security adviser Mutassim Gaddafi. The bodies were put on public display for four days, with Libyans from all over the country coming to view them. *2011 Libyan civil war. The killings


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''Railway Gazette International'' date 2008-09-01 url http: www.railwaygazette.com nc news single-view view work-starts-on-libyan-railway.html title Work starts on Libyan railway accessdate 2009-01-24


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of Misrata during the civil war was Khalifa al-Zwawy,articles view 20111006 local misurata-mayor-thanks-malta.388036 Misurata mayor thanks Malta. ''Times of Malta''. 2011-10-06. Retrieved on 2012-02-22. while first elected mayor became Yousef Ben Yousef. Misrata mayor elected ''Libya Herald''. 2012-02-26. Retrieved on 2012-02-26. Education Misrata University


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district and municipal government offices, a renovated Ottoman army barracks and several Turkish-style (Ottoman architecture) houses for the city's wealth families. Burke, 1993, p.117. thumb right The Old City of Misrata, 1930s (File:Misurata Old Town.jpg) Two clans, the Muntasir and Adgham, dominated the political, social and economic aspects of Misrata and led the local tribes against their Turkish (Turkey) overlords during various periods


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, Benghazi, Misrata and Bayda (Bayda, Libya). Thirty percent of the population is estimated to be under the age of 15, but this proportion has decreased considerably during the past decades. There was no traffic for several hours on 19 and 20 February. Service picked up over the next few days to almost normal levels until, at 6:00am on 3 March, traffic effectively ceased (except for very limited satellite links). The government had severed the underwater backbone fibre-optic cable that runs along the coast, linking networks in the east and servers in the west of the country. Engineers reckon the break is between the cities of Misrata and Khoms (Khoms, Libya), and may be a physical or electronic rupture. Details from an Al Jazeera report dated 23 April 2011 here.


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in 1988. There is also an oil field near the city and Zawiya has one of the two most important oil refineries in Libya. left 300px thumb Al Zawiya University (File:University of 7th April - Zawiyah.jpg) is based in the city '''Libyan Arabic''' (Lībi ليبي; also known as '''Sulaimitian Arabic''') is a collective term for the closely related varieties of Arabic spoken in Libya. It can be divided into two major dialect areas; the eastern centred in Benghazi and Bayda (Bayda, Libya), and the western centred in Tripoli and Misrata. The eastern variety extends beyond the borders to the east into western Egypt. Born in Milan, Teruzzi completed military studies, and was promoted colonel in the Italian Army at the unusual age of 28. In 1911, he served in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War - taking part in the victory at Misrata (''Misrata''). He later captured Nalut, and was wounded in the battle over Fezzan - being awarded the Silver Medal of Military Valor. - Misrata


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''Railway Gazette International'' date 2008-09-01 url http: www.railwaygazette.com nc news single-view view work-starts-on-libyan-railway.html title Work starts on Libyan railway accessdate 2009-01-24 Libya has had no railway in operation since 1965, all previous narrow gauge lines having been dismantled. Plans for a new network have been under development for some time (earthworks were begun between Sirte and Ras Ajdir, Tunisia

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Misrata

'''Misrata''' west of Benghazi on the Mediterranean coast near Cape Misrata.

With a population of about 500,000, Misrata is the third-largest city (List of cities in Libya) in Libya, after Tripoli and Benghazi. It is the capital city of the Misrata District and has been called the business capital of Libya. The harbor is at Qasr Ahmad.

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