Muammar Gaddafi

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In History
  • Birth

    Muammar Gaddafi was born in Sirte, Libya. He was born to a Bedouin family which is a part of the Berber Qadhadhfi clan. He was raised in a Bedouin tent.
  • Becomes Leader

    Becomes Leader
    Gaddafi became the leader of Libya after leading a group of young Libyan military officers against King Idris I. After that the RCC (Libyan Revoluntionary Command Council), which was lead by Gaddafi, abolished monarchy. RCC also proclaimed the new Libyan Arab Republic, with the motto "freedom, socialism, and unity."
  • Day of Revenge

    Day of Revenge
    Muammar Gaddafi ordered the expolsion of all the Italians and the removal of all western influences. Months are renamed (Ex: June becomes Nasser). This event is celebrated as a Libyan holiday.
  • Fighter Planes

    Fighter Planes
    U.S. fighter planes shoot down two Libyan jets over the Gulf of Sirte. Libya claims the Gulf of Sirte as territorial waters so controversy was started. The jets were shot down by two American F-14 Tomcats off the Libyan coast.
  • Yvonne Fletcher Shooting

    Yvonne Fletcher Shooting
    Shots are fired by the Libyan embassy in London and they kill a woman of the name of Yvonne Fletcher. She was guarding demonstartors protesting against Gaddafi. Britain then cuts diplomatic ties with Libya.
  • Lockerbie Bombing Accusation

    Lockerbie Bombing Accusation
    The Lockerbie Bombing involved Pan Am Flight 103 and there were 16 crew members and 0 survivors. The United States and Britain accuse Libyans: Abdel Basset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi and Al-Amin Khalifa Fahima of the Lockerbie Bombing. Libya denied any involvement in the bombing.
  • Owning Up

    Libya reaches political agreement with the United States and Britain. Libya accepts civil responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing. Libya agreed to pay around $2.7 billion in total.
  • Arrest Warrant

    The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against Muammar Gaddafi and his crew. They got an arrest warrant pushed on them for being anti-government protestors. The men also stood on trual for charges of torturing and killing civillians and rebels.
  • Loss of Power

    Muammar Gaddafi gets ousted from his power in the wake of the fall of Tripoli to the rebel forces. Forces loyal to Gaddafi held their resistance for two months after the ruling. Gaddafi also lost his power because of the sharpening NATO strikes.
  • Death

    Gaddafi died during the Battle of Sirte when he was found hiding in a culvert and was killed shortly after. He died from injuries sustained in a fire fight when loyalist forces tried to free him. He died moments after being saved from the culvert at the age of 69.