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Al Maya
Sat, 2020-Sep-12 00:15 UTC
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Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.

The random article for Saturday, 12 September 2020 is Al Maya.

Al Maya is a settlement located in the Libyan west side mostly populated by Hawara Tribe. Its Arabic name is also transliterated as Maya.

On 21 August 2011 rebels fighting in the Libyan Civil War advanced on the town but were pushed back by heavy artillery. After the reverse at Maya, Nato reportedly launched air strikes in the area. Rebels then later seized control of Maya, one resident saying that government forces put up "a brief fight" at the village, leaving behind a burned-out tank, and some cars that had been torched. "I am very happy," said one resident. Reuters reported that the anti-Gaddafi fighters paused long enough to daub some graffiti on walls in the village. One read "We are here and we are fighting Gaddafi," another, "God is great." They then moved on towards Tripoli. The Anti-Gaddafi forces said that they released dozens of prisoners held in Maya on 21 August.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:15 UTC on Saturday, 12 September 2020.

For the full current version of the article, see Al Maya on Wikipedia.

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