Benghazi
Location: 600 miles east of Tripoli

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Libya's second city Benghazi is famed in military history as a supply base during World War II. It was also the headquarters of the Italian forces during their occupation of Libya from 1911 onwards, and this is reflected in much of the Italian style architecture. In the city centre is the monument to Omar al-Mukhtar, the great Libyan resistance leader who fought against the Italian occupation. There is also an extensive and interesting market, Souq al-Jareed.

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Headquarters of the
Italian Administration

 

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Souq al-Jareed

 

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Omar al-Mukhtar Monument

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