American Evacuation Day in Libya
American Evacuation Day in Libya is held on June 11. This event in the second decade of the month June is annual. Help us
The U.S. and U.K. troops occupying military bases, including Wheelus, were asked to leave the country. Due to the strategic importance of the military bases, both the U.K. and the U.S. resisted the demand. However, after long and arduous negotiations, an agreement was made to remove the troops. On June 11, 1970, the United States turned Wheelus Air Base over to Libya and left.
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Day of Mourning in Libya on October 26 (in memory of the victims of Italian colonization);
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