World Libya Civil War Fast Facts
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"We firmly believe that NATO intervention in Libya led to the most devastating consequences," Russia's embassy told Newsweek, calling the 2011 attack "a stark reminder of the real cost of 'regime-change' policies."Within months, longtime leader Muammar el-Qaddafi would be dead, his convoy struck by a NATO raid, forcing the infamously lavish colonel into a drainage pipe, where he would be executed by insurgents looking to open a new chapter in their national history.
Here's some background information about the civil war that took place inin 2011.
February 16, 2011 - Police crack down on protestersWithin days, the protests spread to Tripoli and more than 200 people are killed amid the upheaval.
February 21, 2011 -holds talks with and demands that the conflict end immediately.
February 22, 2011 - Gadhafi makes a defiant speech,
February 24, 2011 -on al Qaeda and . He also states that protestors are being fed drugs and manipulated.
Libya. The Government of the Eastern Country Group gives power to the Government of National Union
© Mahmud Turkia / AFP Women in front of the flags of Libya, in February 2021. a few days after his counterpart of the West of the country, the government reigned over the East of Libya has transmitted power to the Government of National Union, which works for ten years of war in the country.
February 25, 2011 -signs an executive order
February 26, 2011 -imposes including an arms embargo and asset freezes. It also refers Gadhafi to the for alleged crimes against humanity.
- The opposition movement announces that it has picked former Justice Minister Mustafa Abdul Jalil to lead
February 28, 2011 -bans the sale of arms and ammunition to Libya and
March 5, 2011 -announces that it is studying a request to appoint Ali Abdussalam Treki as the nation's ambassador.
March 7, 2011 -begins .
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There's a new movement afoot to finally curb the President's 9/11 war powers, and the Republicans and Democrats pushing it have hope in a key ally: the President himself. © Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Clouds pass overt the Capitol Dome as the Senate resumes debate on overriding the veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on December 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is filibustering the NDAA, calling for a Senate vote on giving Americans $2,000 in direct payments for COVID-19 relief.
March 13, 2011 -meets in Paris with Mahmoud Jibril, the leader of the opposition group, Transitional National Council.
March 17, 2011 - The UN Security Council votesand take "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.
March 18, 2011 -
March 19, 2011 -aimed at enforcing the no-fly zone. More than 110 Tomahawk missiles fired from American and British ships and submarines hit about 20 Libyan air and missile defense targets.
March 20, 2011 - Gadhafi, speaking on Libyan state TV, says the UN charter provides for Libya's right to defend itself in a "war zone." Weapons depots will be opened he says.
March 24, 2011 - NATO agrees to take command of the mission,
Libya demands mercenary pullout as European top diplomats visit
Libya's new unity government on Thursday demanded the "immediate" withdrawal of all foreign mercenaries ahead of year-end elections, in a call backed by the visiting top diplomats of France, Germany and Italy. The North African country descended into chaos after dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled and killed in a 2011 NATO-backed uprising, resulting in multiple forces vying for power. Fighting only came to a halt last summer, and a formal ceasefire in October was followed by the establishment of a unity government led by interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah.
March 28, 2011 - President Obama addresses the"Tonight, I can report that we have stopped Gadhafi's deadly advance," Obama says. He declares that the United States will "support the aspirations of the Libyan people" as the "military effort ratchets down."
March 29, 2011 -The group will coordinate the international response to the crisis.
March 30, 2011 - Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa arrives in Great Britain and
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March 31, 2011 -to "protect civilians and civilian-populated areas from attack or the threat of attack." The campaign is called Operation Unified Protector.
April 4, 2011 - Foreign Minister Franco Frattini announces that Italy will become the third country, after France and Qatar, to recognize the rebel Libyan National Transitional Council as the legitimate international representative of Libya.
Guterres sees role for UN monitors in Libya truce
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres recommended in a report released Wednesday establishing a "monitoring component" for the UN mission in Libya working alongside a ceasefire monitoring mechanism run by Libyans. Libya has been ravaged by bloodshed since the fall and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in a NATO-backed 2011 revolt. An array of armed groups arose to fill the vacuum, and many coalesced around a unity government or around eastern military strongman Khalifa Haftar.The two camps, each supported by foreign powers, fought for more than a year before Haftar was forced to retreat.
April 6, 2011 -that Gadhafi has sent the president a letter urging him to end the NATO bombing campaign.
April 30, 2011 - Gadhafi speaks on state TV and says he is ready to negotiate a ceasefire but that he will not step down.
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June 1, 2011 -
- NATO extends its mission in Libya for another 90 days.
June 8-15, 2011 - Several countries, including the United States, Spain, Germany and Canada, recognize the opposition-led National Transitional Council as Libya's legitimate representative.
June 14, 2011 -says that NATO is , in order to pursue regime change and assassinate Gadhafi.
June 27, 2011 -
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August 21, 2011 -. A government spokesman says some 1,300 people have been killed and about 5,000 have been wounded in 12 hours of fighting.
August 23, 2011 -Gadhafi's whereabouts are reportedly unknown.
August 25, 2011 -
September 1, 2011 -
-recognizes the National Transitional Council as Libya's official government.
- 60 countries meet in Paris to discuss Libya's transition from Gadhafi's rule to democracy.
September 12, 2011 - Jalil addresses supporters in Martyrs' Square in Tripoli and says,
Libya PM urges parliament to back government
Libya's prime minister-designate urged lawmakers Tuesday to back his new government to help end a grinding civil war, denouncing a campaign he claimed sought to "destroy" the fragmented North African nation. Oil-rich Libya descended into chaos after dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled and killed in a 2011 NATO-backed uprising, resulting in multiple forces vying for power. "We have no choice but to come to an agreement, for the future of our children," interim premier Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said, to the applause of parliament, which is sitting in the central seaside city of Sirte.
September 16, 2011 -The UN Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution to establish a support mission for Libya for the next three months.
September 20, 2011 -Ban Ki-moon congratulates the transitional leadership and directs that the country's new flag be presented alongside the UN flag.
September 24, 2011 -
September 29, 2011 -and They meet with members of Libya's interim governing council, military commanders and Libyan citizens. They also visit a prison to see the conditions.
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October 23, 2011 -
October 27, 2011 - The UN Security Council.
October 31, 2011 -with the support of 26 of the 51 members who voted. .
EU's Michel vows support to Libya's interim government .
European Council President Charles Michel offered support to Libya Sunday on a visit to Tripoli, as the North African nation seeks to end a decade of chaos following a NATO-backed 2011 revolt. "The European Union actively supports the process of national reconciliation," Michel said."We will work with the new government and support it," Michel said after meeting with interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, who was selected in a UN-sponsored process to lead Libya to December 24 elections.