Gafsa Incident (1980)
GAFSA INCIDENT (1980)
In January 1980, during a period of heightened tension between Libya under Muammar al-Qaddafi and Tunisia under Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian guerrillas (trained by the Libyan military) crossed into Tunisia and attacked the south-central city of Gafsa. Tunisia responded by severing ties with Libya; in turn, Libya ordered some 10,000 Tunisian workers in Libya to return home.
See also Bourguiba, Habib; Qaddafi, Muammar al-.
Perkins, Kenneth. Tunisia: Crossroads of the Islamic and European Worlds. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1986.
Matthew S. Gordon
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