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IX Misrata

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Misrata was a key theater of military operations during the Libyan civil war. The Misratan resistance tied down some of Qadhafi's most effective forces for months, keeping them from supporting operations in the east, from Brega to Benghazi. Because of the city's strategic location, Misrata experienced the most drawn out battles and bloodiest fighting of the Libyan conflict. The city's port on the Mediterranean, and its location between the Qadhafi strongholds of Sirte and Tripoli, made it particularly important for the Qadhafi regime to retake control of the city. The reprisal violence after the fall of the Qadhafi regime was carried out by thuwar groups from Misrata and elsewhere demonstrates that the interim government lacked the capacity and resources to manage the challenges that faced the country in the wake of war.

Keywords:Libyan; Misrata; Qadhafi; thuwar groups; Tripoli



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