Libya 101: A primer on key battleground cities


Rich Clabaugh/Staff
Map of Libya.

Misratah is Libya’s third-largest city and contains the headquarters of several major Libyan companies, such as the Libyan Iron and Steel Company. Its importance as a commercial center is second only to Tripoli, and it is a manufacturing hub as well.

Misratah is about 125 miles east of Tripoli and about 150 miles west of Sirte.

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