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Tripoli [(trip-uh-lee)]

Capital of Libya and the largest city in the country, located in northwestern Libya.

Note: The city dates back to the seventh century b.c.
Note: United States war planes attacked Tripoli in 1986 in retaliation for Libyan terrorist acts against American citizens.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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