Jabha al-Wataniyya, al-

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Tripolitanian nationalist movement.

The political movement, al-Jabha al-Wataniyya (United National Front), was established by Tripolitanian notables during the British military administration of Tripolitania after World War II to oppose the return of Tripolitania to Italian trustee-ship. Instead they advocated the resolution that eventually prevailed: the independence of all the provinces of Libya together under the leadership of the amir of the Sanusi order.

see also sanusi order.

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