The Libyan Revolution took the form of Nationwide protests which started on the 15th of January 2011, before turning into armed confrontations.
In just a few days, opposition forces took control of many Libyan cities specifically Benghazi which is located towards the northern east side of Libya. This came right after the protests in Egypt were proving to be very fruitful.
See also Arab Revolutions.
Young internet activists, such as Mohammad Nabbous, played an important role is showing the world what was happening on the ground.
Exiled activists such as Fathi al-Warfali, Faiz Jibril or even the deputy secretary general of the National Front for the Salvation of Libya Mohammed Ali Abdallah, were also on the alert.
On the ground in Libya, activists such as Abdel Hafez Gougha helped organize the protests and communicate the plans to supporters of the Libyan opposition.
Gaddafi had been carefully following the events in Tunisia, and had even expressed his support of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. He had even addressed the Tunisians assuring them he was the best president they would ever get. He also learned the importance of media and the effect it had in supporting previous protests, this is why Libyan Interference jammed Lebanese satellite news channels to restrain coverage.
The protests began on 15 February 2011 and escalated into a major protests and clashes by the end of February.
The unrest was attributed to the domino effect of the situation in neighboring countries like Tunisia Protests and Egypt Protests.
The protests of February lead to the formation of a Benghazi National Transitional Council.
In the mid month of March 2010, the NATO comprising of the world leaders, decided to apply a no Fly-Zone over Libya in an attempt to paralyze the Ghadafi power and give freedom to the people of Libya.
On 20 March, The UK, US and France attacked Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces in the first action to enforce the UN-mandated no-fly zone.
The US and the UK fired more than 110 missiles, while French planes struck pro-Gaddafi forces attacking rebel-held Benghazi.
Just like other Arab countries, many people were against that move and saw in this another Iraq and land domination by the world leaders. Other groups, especially the opposition, saw in the NATO support a ray of hope into a future free of the Gadaffi control.
On the 19th of March 2011, Journalist Mohammad Nabbous, founder of Libya AlHurraTV was killed the dictator forces in Libya.
Rumors that Imam Moussa El-Sader is still alive in Liyba also resurfaced.
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