16 February 2011
Executive summary of Libyan Unrest wiki
The 2011 Libyan uprising, sometimes called Gaddafi’s War. Began as a series of protests and confrontations occurring in the North African state of Libya against Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule. The protests began on 15 February 2011 and have since become a widespread uprising that continues to the present. Inspiration for the unrest is attributed to the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, connecting it with the wider 2010–11 Middle East and North Africa protests. On 22 February, The Economist described the events as an “uprising that is trying to reclaim Libya from the world’s longest-ruling autocrat.”
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