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Libya - Uprising to Elections

Libya's Uprising to Elections

  • Feb. 2011: Protests erupt after a human rights campaigner is arrested in Benghazi
  • Mar. 2011: U.N. Security Council authorizes no-fly zone over Libya
  • Aug. 2011: Rebels take Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli
  • Oct. 20, 2011: Gadhafi is killed, days later the National Transitional Council declares Libya liberated
  • Jan. 2012: Clashes erupt between former rebel forces in Benghazi
  • Mar. 2012: NTC officials in Benghazi campaign for regional autonomy
  • Jun. 2012: Government struggles to ensure security, postpones election until July