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Tripoli

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Forces of Tripoli govt quit strategic coastal city 'to avoid bloodshed'

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Libya conflict: Tripoli, two tales of one city

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Violence flares in city of Tripoli, Lebanon - 12 May 08

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Libya: Fighters exchange gunfire on streets of Tripoli as rival forces fight for capital

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Push for Tripoli: Libya rebels capture Sirte, birthplace of Gaddafi

Tripoli is the capital city and the largest city of Libya, with a population of about 2.5 million people in 2015. It is located in the northwest of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean Sea and forming a bay. It includes the port of Tripoli and the country's largest commercial and manufacturing centre. It is also the site of the University of Tripoli. The vast Bab al-Azizia barracks, which includes the former family estate of Muammar Gaddafi, is also located in the city. Colonel Gaddafi largely ruled the country from his residence in this barracks.