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Tobruk

(təˈbrʊk; təʊ-)
n
(Placename) a small port in NE Libya, in E Cyrenaica on the Mediterranean coast road: scene of severe fighting in World War II: taken from the Italians by the British in Jan 1941, from the British by the Germans in June 1942, and finally taken by the British in Nov 1942
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TRIPOLI, May 26 (KUNA) -- Unidentified gunmen Tuesday attacked Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Theni's motorcade was it was leaving eastern city of Tubruq on Tuesday but no one was hurt, interior ministry spokesman said.
Sudan's top diplomat met with the Libyan adversaries in Tripoli and Tubruq last November to identify the different viewpoints in prelude for a Sudanese role to bridge the gap between them.
The Libyan prime minister on Thursday made this potential a reality when he announced the establishment of two oil refineries including one in Tubruq with a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day and another smaller one in Ubari with a capacity of 50,000 barrels per day.
The members of the task force were located in various positions in eastern Libya such as Benghazi, Tubruq and Biyda and in western Libya they were concentrated in the city of Zintan, the major anti-Gaddafi uprising center in western Libya.
The unit has secured the co-operation of desert tribes, including the African Tebu, to protect the large Sarir oilfield and the 500km pipeline to export facilities in Tubruq. Progress on the front-line, especially around Marsa al-Brega, will be vital to protect the thousands of kilometres of desert hinter-land from which Qadhafi's forces have launched attacks.
Summary: Libyan authorities have reported an outbreak of bubonic plague in the Mediterranean coastal town of Tubruq, and the World Health Organization was sending a team to investigate, a WHO official said on
On March 1912 they launched an assault on Benghazi, and on September, 17 they fought a bloody battle of Ras al-Laban and then they blockaded Tubruq. Commanded by Gen.
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