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Tibesti

, Tibesti Massif
a mountain range of volcanic origin in NW Chad, in the central Sahara extending for about 480 km (300 miles). Highest peak: Emi Koussi, 3415 m (11 204 ft.)
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Tibesti

 

(also Tibesti Massif), a highland in the central Sahara, in the Republic of Chad. Elevations range to 3,415 m (the volcano Emi Koussi). Tibesti is composed of schists, lavas, and sandstones and is dissected by deep gullies through which water occasionally flows. Precipitation totals less than 100 mm a year, with most of it falling in summer. The date palm, doom palm, and acacia are among the trees that grow along the foot of the mountains and in the valleys to an elevation of 1,200 m. Clumps of wormwood and grasses grow at elevations of 1,600 to 1,800 m, and mountain and semidesert vegetation is found at higher elevations.

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The meeting took place at Tibesti Hotel in the downtown and included a number of military and police officers.
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The Iranians were heading to the Tibesti hotel when an armed group intercepted them.
"No to armed formations" and "Yes to the Libya army" read banners raised by protesters at the Tibesti Hotel before marching to Al-Kish Square, near barracks housing several brigades.
Large shipments of hashish and other drugs, for example, have been seized in the northern Chadian region of Bourkou, Ennedi and Tibesti (B.E.T).
It is located just south east of Tousside, the westernmost volcano of the Tibesti Mountains.
The highest point in Chad is Emi Koussi, a mountain that rises 3,100 meters (10,200 ft.) in the northern Tibesti Mountains.
Saturday saw continuing protests by local troops who again blocked the road outside city's only five-star hotel, the Tibesti, demanding pay.
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