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see BenghaziBenghazi
or Bengasi
, city (1985 est. pop. 490,500), capital of Benghazi municipality, NE Libya, the main city of Cyrenaica and a port on the Mediterranean Sea. It is primarily an administrative and commercial center.
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, Bengasi
a port in N Libya, on the Gulf of Sidra: centre of Italian colonization (1911--42); scene of much fighting in World War II. Pop.: 1 080 500 (2002 est.)
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At least one, the former ex-Justice Minister Mustafa Abdel Jalil, now in Bengasi Libya assisting the rebels, was quoted in the Swedish newspaper Expressen as saying, "I have proof that Gaddafi gave the order about Lockerbie" to have Libyan intelligence agent Megrahi plant the bomb on Pan Am 103.
The Governor of Western Equatoria state Col Bengasi Joseph Bakosoro said that "the entire Western Equatoria is yeaning for food security in the state.