February 23: Thousands of Libyans celebrate the liberation of the eastern city of Benghazi. The revolt started on the night of February 15 after security forces used violence against an anti-Gaddafi demonstration. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih) Reuters
February 22: Moammar Gaddafi appears on state television and makes brief remarks to say he was in the capital Tripoli and to deny rumours he had to fled to Venezuela amid the unrest in his country. He said he would stay leader "until his death". (AP Photo/Libyan State Television) Keystone
February 26: The United Nations Security Council, followed by the European Union a few days later, votes to institute sanctions against Gaddafi, his family and other high-level regime figures. (EPA/Peter Foley) Keystone
February 24: Opposition forces create the National Transitional Council (in this photograph, the chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil, speaking on March 4), which is later recognised as sole legitimate authoritiy by several states. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih) Reuters
March 16: Forces loyal to Gaddafi come near to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Saif al-Islam, Gaddafi's son and presumed heir to his post, says: "everything will be over in 48 hours". (Reuters/Euronews via Reuters TV) Reuters
March 17: The UN approves a resolution to install a "no-fly zone" in Libya. Operation Odyssey Dawn starts two days later, with British and French fighter jets bombarding Gaddafi's troops. (EPA/Aeronautica militare/Handout) Keystone
April 23: Nato's intervention succeeds in stopping the counteroffensive by Gaddafi's forces. But the rebels fail to make significant advances. The situation becomes critical in Misrata, which was besieged by Gaddafi's troops for two months before being liberated on May 15 (this image shows refugees trying to leave the city). (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis) Reuters
April 30: Gaddafi survives a Nato airstrike, but his youngest son Saif al-Arab Gaddafi is killed. (EPA/Al Arabiya TV/ Handout) Keystone
August 9: It is not yet known how many people have died in the conflict. This image shows a destroyed house in Majar, a village south of Zlitan, 160 kilometres east of Tripoli. The damage was allegedly caused by Nato airstrikes. (Reuters/Caren Firouz) Reuters
August 18: After a long period of stalemate, the rebels advance and capture Sabratha, 65 km west of Tripoli. Four days before they had taken control of Zawiyah, on the main road between the capital and Tunisia. (Reuters/Bob Strong) Reuters
August 22: Rebels have entered Tripoli and now control almost all of the capital. Three of Gaddafi's sons have been arrested, but there was no word on the Libyan leader. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) Keystone
August 30: A "wanted" poster shows a drawing of Gaddafi with an offer of $1.7 million dollars for him on a street in Misrata. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte) AFP
September 16: rebel fighters clash with pro-Gaddafi forces in Bani Walid, one of the Libyan leader's remaining strongholds. (AFP Joseph Eid) AFP
October 10: Libyan rebels rest in Gadhafi's bed in one of the ousted leader's palaces in Sirte as fighting continues in the city. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky) Keystone
October 20: A rebel fighter points at the drain where Gaddafi was hiding before he was captured in Sirte and later killed. (Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani) Reuters
October 20: Mohammed al-Babi holds a golden pistol he says belonged to Moammar Gaddafi. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) Keystone
October 24: The bodies of former leader Gaddafi (C), his son Moutassem (L), and the late Defence Minister Abu-Bakr Yunis Jabr (R), are seen inside a storage freezer in Misrata. (EPA/Mohamed Messara) Keystone
October 20: Libyan children celebrate Gaddafi's death in the Souk El Juma district in Tripoli. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) Keystone
A chronology of a conflict.
This content was published on November 9, 2011
November 9, 2011
The revolt against the regime of Moammar Gaddafi, which started in Benghazi, rapidly turned into a full-scale conflict. On August 21 the rebels entered Tripoli. The Libyan leader's days were numbered and he finally met his end two months later as he tried to flee his hometown of Sirte.
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