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Bani Walid

بني وليد
Toun
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Coordinates: 31°46′N 13°59′E / 31.767°N 13.983°E / 31.767; 13.983
Kintra Libie
RegionTripolitanie
DestrictMisrata
Elevation255 m (837 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total85,425
Time zoneUTC +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]

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 frae the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  3. University Profile[deid airtin], Misrata University website, accessed 13 February 2011
  4. RMJM Chosen to Work on Two University Campuses in Libya Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine, 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". Archived frae the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 9 Januar 2012.

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