Fezzan


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Fez·zan

 (fə-zăn′)
A region of southwest Libya. It was under Turkish control from the 16th century until 1912.

Fezzan

(fɛˈzɑːn)
n
(Placename) a region of SW Libya, in the Sahara: a former province (until 1963)

Fez•zan

(fɛzˈzɑn)

n.
a former province in SW Libya: a part of the Sahara with many oases. 220,000 sq. mi. (570,000 sq. km).
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Richardson, Barth, and Overweg, jealously anxious to push their investigations farther, arrived at Tunis and Tripoli, like their predecessors, and got as far as Mourzouk, the capital of Fezzan.
However, the security environment in the south-western Fezzan region will further deteriorate amid ethnic tensions and the presence of militant and criminal networks.
46) Andrew McGregor, "Europe's True Southern Frontier: The General, the Jihad is, and the High-Stakes Contest for Libya's Fezzan Region," CTC Sentinel 10:10 (2017).
The south, Fezzan, consisted of different racial groups - black and brown-coloured members of various tribes, as well as divided factions.
At the heart of this illicit economy is the Fezzan province in Libya's southwest.
This activity will focus on the border area around the capital of the Ghat District in the Fezzan region of south-western Libya through enhanced capacity-building.
In fact, what could be re-negotiated is only a couple of articles related to the role of the military and down-sizing the number of the Presidential Council from its current nine members to three representing each of the country's three regions: Tripolitania in the west, Cyrenaica in the east and Fezzan in the south.
In 1934, after the rise of the Fascist leader Mussolini, the Italian government officially adopted the name "Libya"* for the three provinces Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan.
They were told that the goal of their operations was to divide Libya into three smaller states: Tripoli and western Libya, Fezzan and southern Libya and Burqa and eastern Libya, which would extend to the Egyptian city Marsa Matrouh, and that all fall under the rule of Abdel Aziz.
Haftar's LNA "wants to achieve a victory in the southern region of Fezzan to boost its position & GNA is mobilizing to prevent that," analyst Mohamed Eljarh of the Atlantic Council tweeted.
Une region qui pourrait bien etre le Fezzan, dans les profondeurs du Sahara, oo gravitent deja d'autres groupes djihadistes aux cotes de mouvements armes touareg et toubou.
Haftar's forces and the Misrata Military Council, led by Ibrahim Bel-Rajab who is a supporter of Al-Sarraj, clashed near the northern Fezzan oasis of Zalla, with little or no coverage by international mass media.