LIBYA CONFLICT TIMELINE

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STORY: LIBYA CONFLICT TIMELINEDATELINE: Oct. 21, 2011LENGTH: 0:02:04LOCATION: TripoliINTROLibya's fallen leader Muammar Gaddafi has been killed in his hometown Sirte by forces of the National Transitional Council.Gaddafi's death indicates that the country's eight-month civil war is finally drawing to an end.Here are some key events about the conflict.PKGIt started in Feburary as massive protests erupted in Libyan cities, including capital Tripoli, demanding an end to the 42-year rule of Gaddafi. As clashes between Gaddafi's loyalists and rebels escalated, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution to impose sanctions on Libya, including an arms embargo against the Libyan authorities. In March,the UN Security Council adopted a resolution to authorize a no-fly zone over Libya to protect civilians under threat of attack in the country. On March 19, forces from Western countries, including the United States, France and Britain, started to strike targets in areas controlled by Libyan gove
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