Libya Civil War Timeline

By dstncao
  • Fall of Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak

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    Libyan Civil War

    Timeline of the Libyan Civil War starting from the end of the Egyptian Civil War with the fall of Hosni Mubarak to the death of Muammar Gaddafi.
  • Peaceful Demonstration against Muammar Gaddafi on Facebook

  • Riots in Benghazi in support of Fathi Terbil (human rights activist)

  • Anti-government forces take control of Misrata after evicting forces loyal to Gaddafi

  • UN Security Council enforce sanctions on Gaddafi and his family. Refers Libya’s crackdown on rebels to the International Criminal Court

  • Rebel National Transitional Council in Benghazi declares itself the representative of Libya

  • U.N. Security Council authorizes a no-fly zone over Libya and begins military action

  • First air strike halts advance of Gaddafi’s forces and is aimed at Libya’s air defenses

  • Barack Obama defends military action against Libya

  • Two of Gaddafi’s sons propose resolutions to the war, includes Gaddafi giving up his power

  • A NATO missile hits a house in Tripoli killing Gaddafi’s youngest son and three grandchildren

  • U.S. wants to release over $30 billion in assets seized from Gaddafi

  • Rebels take over Misrata airport

  • International Criminal Court issues arrest warrants for Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi for crimes against humanity

  • Top rebel military commander Gen. Abdul Fattah Younes killed

  • Gaddafi interior minister Nassr al-Mabrouk Abdullah defects to Cairo

  • Little resistance as rebels enter Tripoli

  • In Tripoli rebels takeover Gaddafi’s Babal-Aziziya compound

  • Gaddafi's wife, his daughter and two of his sons enter Algeria

    His daughter, Aisha gives birth in a border town hours after crossing the frontier
  • Libya's interim leaders meet World Leaders

    The meeting in Paris was to discuss reshaping Libya and it's future.
  • 42nd Anniversary of Gaddafi coming to power

    He urges his supporters to fight on.
  • Mahmoud Jibril arrives in Tripoli

    The interim Prime Minister's first visit since Tripoli was retaken by his forces.
  • Libya is producing oil again

  • Gaddafi's son, Saadi has arrived in Niger

  • U.N. Security Council eases sanctions on Libya

    They also agree to accredit interim government envoys as Libya's only representatives at the U.N., recognizing the National Transitional Council in the process.
  • Gaddafi taunts NATO

    During a speech broadcast by Syrian-based Arrai television station. "I tell the coward crusaders - I live in a place where you can't get to and kill me," he said. "I live in the hearts of millions."
  • Sabha is captured by Interim Leaders' forces

    One of the three main towns of Gaddafi's supporters since Tripoli was retaken, Sabha was conquered. Bani Walid and Gaddafi's birthplace, Sirte continue to resist.
  • Shipment of Libyan oil is sent to Italy

    First shipment delivered in months.
  • Libya's leaders have taken full control of Libya's chemical weapons and nuclear materials

  • Gadhafi's son Mo'tassim is captured while escaping Sirte

  • National Transitional Council's forces capture Bani Walid

  • Muammar Gadaffi is killed