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Misratah

(mĭsrä`tä) or

Misurata

(mēzo͞orä`tä), city (1984 pop. 131,031), NW Libya, located in an oasis. A seaport on the Mediterranean Sea, the city exports dates and grain and is noted for its handwoven carpets, pottery, and textiles. Misratah was known to the Romans as Tubartis. The Italians built its port in the 20th cent. The city was the scene of fierce fighting in 2011 during the uprising against Qaddafi's rule.

Misratah

 

a city in northwestern Libya, administrative center of Misratah Province. Population, approximately 70,000. The major port of Misratah Marina is located 10 km from the city. Linked by highways to coastal and inland population centers, Misratah is an important transshipment point, as well as a center for handicraft and food production. 16–989–3]

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Summary: Tripoli [Libya], Dec 27 (ANI): The Libyan families, who were displaced in 2011 after the toppling of former Prime Minister Muammar Gaddafi, from a plundered town of Tawergha, east of Misrata will be allowed to return home in February, confirmed the UN- backed government.
The forces fighting Islamic State in Sirte are aligned with a UN-backed government in Tripoli, though strategic decisions are taken by commanders in the field and in Misrata.
Over the past two days, forces led by brigades from Misrata have pressed further into Sirte's neighborhood Number Three as an intensified aerial bombardment and a barrage of tank fire slowly dislodged militant sniper positions, Oman Times reported.
MISRATA, Libya, Rabi'I 27, 1437, January 07, 2016, SPA -- At least 65 people were killed on Thursday when one of Libya's worst truck bombs in years exploded at a police training centre in the town of Zliten, local officials and hospital sources said, according to Reuters.
TRIPOLI, June 7 (KUNA) -- At least three soldiers were killed and three others seriously wounded Sunday in an attack by militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), said Mayor of Misrata Mohammad Eshtiwi.
Summary: Families are seen packing into cars and heading westwards along coast for Misrata, stronghold of Libya Dawn.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry facilitated the return of 300 Egyptian fishermen from Libya on Friday after their disappearance during a Misrata battle.
Summary: Turkish Airlines , the only foreign airline still flying to Libya, has suspended its flights to Misrata over concerns about worsening security in the country, the company said on Monday.
In a statement, the airline s Deputy Head (Media Relations) - Dr Ali Genc stated, Our flights to Misrata have been suspended until further notice, due to operational reasons.
Tripoli: Forces loyal to Libya's recognised government staged air strikes on targets in Misrata on Sunday in the first such attacks on the city allied to an armed group that seized the capital in the summer, officials and residents said.
Fire destroyed the terminal at Tripoli's main airport on Sunday, one day after it was seized by militia fighters from the Libyan city of Misrata, witnesses said.
Container unloading at Libya's Misrata port has hit record levels this year and the major shipping gateway is expanding, a local official said, in a rare success story in the troubled North African country.