Bin Ashur

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Bin Ashur is a neighbourhood of Tripoli, Libya.

The densely populated area housed many diplomats and was considered to be a wealthy area. United States bombing in 1986 devastated the neighbourhood. Eiji Tanaka, the Ambassador of Japan to Libya, speculated that the U.S. bombs were intended to reach the Central Security Organization behind the Embassy of France to Libya, which received damage.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Those bloody Americans...'/Libyans dig out of the rubble of a once- ritzy neighborhood." Houston Chronicle. Wednesday 16 April 1986. Section 1, Page 16. Retrieved on 9 February 2009.
  2. ^ "1986: US launches air strikes on Libya." BBC. Retrieved on 12 February 2009.

Coordinates: 32°52′38″N 13°12′45″E / 32.877208°N 13.212605°E / 32.877208; 13.212605