Jilib

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Jilib
جلب
Town
Jilib is located in Somalia
Jilib
Jilib
Location in Somalia
Coordinates: 0°30′N 42°46′E / 0.500°N 42.767°E / 0.500; 42.767
Country  Somalia
Region Jubbada Dhexe
District Jilib
Population (2008)
 • Total 45,000 est.
Time zone East Africa Time (UTC+3)

Jilib (other names: Gilib, Gelib, Jillib, Jillio; Arabic: جلب‎) is a town in Somalia, with an estimated population of approximately 45,000.[1] It is located on the main road from Mogadishu south to Kismayo and is the most populous town in the Middle Juba Region.

The Islamic Courts Union was defeated there in the Battle of Jilib December 2006 January 2007. The ICU recaptured the town on May 17, 2008.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jilib". World Gazetteer. world-gazetteer.com. Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Rights leader: Islamist fighters seize Somali town". The Seattle Times. May 17, 2008. 

Coordinates: 0°30′N 42°46′E / 0.500°N 42.767°E / 0.500; 42.767