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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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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.
Dans une declaration a la presse, le colonel-major Gassem a precise que l'operation de sauvetage avait ete effectuee jeudi par le bateau "Fezzan" de la patrouille du secteur de la Garde cotiere de Tripoli, immediatement apres avoir ete informee de l'existence d'un bateau transportant 45 migrants clandestins, dont huit femmes et deux enfants.
Moreover, the recent push in the southern region of Fezzan has left Haftar in control of most border crossings and many key oil installations, including the large oil fields in the Murzuk basin.
Despite recent gains made by LNA forces in southern Libya which are threatening the Islamic State's ability to operate in the Fezzan region, the Islamic State in Libya may actually pose a greater threat to Libyan state-building processes in 2019 than it did in 2016.
A spokesman for the tribesmen which call themselves the Fezzan Anger Movement, Mohamed Maighal, also said the field was closed.
With the similar objective--to show the Soviet people the aesthetic beauty and cultural legacy of an 'awakening continent'--were published Afrika yeshche ne otkryta (Africa Has Not Been Discovered Yet; 1967) and Afrika: iskusstvo (Africa: Art; Mirimanov, 1967c), where Mirimanov talks about rock art of Fezzan valley and Nok sculptures (Mirimanov, 1967a, 1967b, 1967c), Kobischanov introduces African coins (1967a), African writing systems (1967b), the civilization of Ethiopia (1967c, 1967d) and together with the composer Michailov African music (Michailov & Kobischanov, 1967), and as was mentioned before, the culture of Nok, Benin, Sao (Mirimanov, 1967a) and Ife (Kochakova, 1967) are also discussed in the books.
However, the security environment in the south-western Fezzan region will further deteriorate amid ethnic tensions and the presence of militant and criminal networks.
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.
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. Between the two world wars, the Emer of Cyrenaica, Idris al-Mahdi, led a resistance movement against Italian occupation.