The Libyan civil war , also referred to as the Libyan revolution [ 34 ] was a 2011 armed conflict in the North African state of Libya , fought between forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and those seeking to oust his government . [ 35 ] [ 36 ] The war was preceded by protests in Benghazi beginning on Tuesday, 15 February 2011, which led to clashes with security forces that fired on the crowd. [ 37 ] The protests escalated into a rebellion that spread across the country, [ 38 ] with the forces opposing Gaddafi establishing an interim governing body, the National Transitional Council . The United Nations Security Council passed an initial resolution on 26 February, freezing the assets of Gaddafi and his inner circle and restricting their travel, and referred the matter to the International Criminal Court for investigation. [ 39 ] In early March, Gaddafi's forces rallied, pushed eastwards and re-took several coastal cities before reaching Benghazi .
Gaddafi's all female bodyguards known as The Amazonian Guard
Military strikes in Libya
Le fonds souverain libyen détenait, en 2010, plus de 53 milliards de dollars d’actifs financiers – gelés depuis mars 2011 - à travers le monde selon un document daté de juin 2010 et obtenu jeudi par Global Witness , une organisation non gouvernementale britannique de lutte, entre autres, contre la corruption.