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{{History of Libya}}
The '''Libyan resistance movement''' was the name given to the Libyans side during the during the "[[Pacification of Libya]]." it occurred between 1923 and 1932, for more than twenty years. The [[Italian Empire]] seized the territory that is modern day Libya from the [[Ottoman Empire]], and implemented a [[genocide campaign]] on its occupants, killing 20% of its population. The Italians committed many [[war crimes]] during the 'pacification,' including [[chemical warfare]], not taking prisoners of war and instead, killing even if they surrendered, and many more horrendous acts. women were [[raped]] and [[disembowelled]], libraries were burned, homes and religious institutes were bombed. The Libyans were fighting against the Italians' tanks and [[aerial warfare]] with guns. They were also pushed into [[concentration camps]], an idea that would later be used by Hitler against the Jews, and [[ethical cleansing]] was also done.
The '''Libyan resistance movement''' was the name given to rebel forces opposing the [[Italian Empire]] during its "[[Pacification of Libya]]" between 1923 and 1932.
===Second Italo-Libyan War (1923–1932)===
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The Libyan resistance was initially led by [[Omar Mukhtar]] ([[Arabic language|Arabic]] عمر المختار ''‘Umar Al-Mukhtār'') (1862 – 16 September 1931), who was from the [[wiktionary:tribe|tribe]] of Mnifa, born in a small village called [[Zawiyat Janzur|Janzour]] located in the eastern part of [[Cyrenaica|Barqa]].
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