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Libya 101: A primer on key battleground cities

- Correspondent

Map of Libya. (Rich Clabaugh/Staff)


Brega is the site of an oil refinery and port, and has an airport on its outskirts as well. It’s a critical city for Libya’s oil industry because of its location on the Gulf of Sirte and proximity to the country’s oil. It has an estimated 12,000 people.

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