September 16 Anniversary of Martyrdom of Omar Mukhtar.

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2020-09-16 17:23:00

Tripoli, 16 September 2020(Lana) Today September 16, marks the 89th anniversary of the martyrdom of the legendary hero of struggle against the Italian Fascist occupation Omar Al Mukhtar. Al Mukhtar who led the fighting against the Italian occupation forces for 20 years was captured after numerous battles and hanged by the colonial forces in the town of Sulug on September 16, 1931. The Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord has issued a decision making September 16 a national holiday marking the 'Martyr's Day' in commemoration of the martyrdom of Omar Al Mukhtar. =Lana=