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Coordinates: 31°55′50″N 12°14′54″E / 31.93056°N 12.24833°E / 31.93056; 12.24833
Kintra Libie
DistrictJabal al Gharbi
 • Total16,024
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

Zintan (Arabic: الزنتان‎, Amazigh: Tigharmin, meanin "sma castles") is a sma ceety in northwasten Libie, situatit roughly 136 kilometre (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 jynt 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 wappens, "rout[in]" a lairge, hivily airmit govrenment convoy on 19-20 Mairch.[2][3]

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 kilometre (31 mi) wast o the toun o Ubari near Sabha in soothren Libie.[4] Efter his faither, Saif al-Islam wis the seicont maist-widely recognizit poleetical figur in Libie. He is currently bein held as a preesoner in the ceety o Zintan.[5]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. World Gazetteer. "Libya: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". Archived frae the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  2. Gadhafi retakes oil port in rebel-held east Libya
  3. Libyan rebels drive back government troops advancing on town of Zintan
  4. "Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya". BBC. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  5. [full citation needit]BBC News

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