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Zintan (Arabic: الزنتان, Amazigh: Tigharmin, meanin "sma castles") is a sma ceety in northwasten Libie, situatit roughly 136 kilometres (85 mi) soothwast o Tripoli, in the Nafusa Muntains aurie. The ceety an its surroondin aurie haes a population o approximately 50,000.
Libyan ceevil war[eedit | eedit soorce]
Groups frae Zintan joined in the Libie ceevil war. The Battle o Zintan reportedly began when the Gaddafi-led govrenment forces arrivit tae recruit 1,000 sodgers. Insultit bi the proposal tae fecht fellae Libies, a group formit in Zintan tae protest. As the group grew, pro-Gaddafi forces attackit but local groups coonterattackit wi seizit weapons, "rout[in]" a lairge, hivily airmit govrenment convoy on 19-20 Maurch.
The Zintan fowk wur responsible for the captur o Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the seicont son o Muammar Gaddafi. He wis captured on 19 November 2011, nearly a month efter his faither's daith, aboot 50 kilometres (31 mi) wast o the toun o Ubari near Sabha in soothren Libie. Efter his faither, Saif al-Islam wis the seicont maist-widely recognizit poleetical figur in Libie. He is currently being held as a preesoner in the ceety o Zintan.
See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Tripolitanie – in this region
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- World Gazetteer. "Libya: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- Gadhafi retakes oil port in rebel-held east Libya
- Libyan rebels drive back government troops advancing on town of Zintan
- "Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya". BBC. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
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