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A region of southwest Libya. It was under Turkish control from the 16th century until 1912.
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(Placename) a region of SW Libya, in the Sahara: a former province (until 1963)
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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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The 17 governorates outside of Syria and Iraq operate in Libya (Barqah, Fazzan, Tarabulus); Yemen ('Adan Abyan, al-Bayda, Hadramawt, Sanaa, Shabwah, Liwa' al-Akhdar); Saudi Arabia (al-Bahrayn, al-Hijaz, Najd); Algeria; Egypt (Sayna'); Afghanistan and Pakistan (Khurasan); Russia (Caucasus); and Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon (Gharb Ifriqiyyah).
It also shows another purportedly held by an affiliate in the southern Libyan calling itself the Fazzan Province.
A video released by ISIL holding two groups of captives at Fazzan and Barka provinces, where they beheaded them in reference to their religion.