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Zintan is located in Libya
Location in Libya
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". Archived frae the original on 31 Mey 2012. Retrieved 14 Julie 2012.
  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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