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Bani Walid
بني وليد
Toun
Bani Walid is located in Libya
Bani Walid
Bani Walid
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 31°46′N 13°59′E / 31.767°N 13.983°E / 31.767; 13.983
Kintra Banner o Libie Libie
Region Tripolitanie
Destrict Misrata
Elevation[1] 837 ft (255 m)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 85,425
Time zone UTC +2

Bani Walid /ˈbæniː wɑˈliːd/ (Arabic: بني وليدBanī Walīd) is a toun in Libie, in the Misrata Destrict. The toun is locatit on either side o the wadi Merdum, an is surroondit bi the Libie desert.

Prior tae 2007 it wis the caipital o the Bani Walid Destrict. Bani Walid haes an airport cried Bani Walid Airport. Unner the Libie Arab Jamahiriya, it wis dividit intae twa Basic Fowkcongresses: Dahra - Bani Walid (الظهرة – بني وليد), an Zaytouna - Bani Walid (الزيتونة – بني وليد).

It is the hame tae the Warfalla tribe, the anerlie toun in which anerlie ane tribe resides. A campus o Misrata University is locatit in Bani Walid.[3][4]

Libyan ceevil war[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Battle o Bani Walid

In the Libie ceevil war, efter the anti-Gaddafi forces captured Tripoli in August an Sabha in September, Bani Walid, alang wi Sirte, wis ane o twa feenal stranghaulds held bi forces lyal tae the oostit Gaddafi regime.

There wur clashes atween anti-Gaddafi forces surroondin the ceety an Gaddafi lyalists defendin it throughoot September an early October; the ceety wis feenally taken on 17 October.[5][6][7].

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Wolfram Alpha
  2. World Gazetteer. "Libya: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  3. University Profile, Misrata University website, accessed 13 February 2011
  4. RMJM Chosen to Work on Two University Campuses in Libya, The Tripoli Post, 7 September 2008
  5. Chris Stephen, Abdul Raufund and David Smith (10 September 2011). "Gaddafi's diehard secret police dig in as Nato jets blast desert stronghold". The Guardian. 
  6. Christopher Stephen and Massoud A. Derhally (10 September 2011). "Libyan Fighters Suspend Qaddafi Attacks". Bloomberg. 
  7. WRAPUP 4-NTC forces celebrate capture of Gaddafi bastion Bani Walid

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Coordinates: 31°46′N 13°59′E / 31.767°N 13.983°E / 31.767; 13.983