// Liberating Libya 2011
The 2011 Libyan uprising started as a protest on 15 February 2011 against leader Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule. The protesters are calling for the ousting of Gaddafi and the right to democratic elections. Unlike in other recent uprisings, the leadership refused to step down.
Things have now spiralled to the brink of civil war, with the rebels seizing (and struggling to hold onto) several key cities across the nation.
Gadaffi has since launched a campaign of terror against the Libyan citizens in an attempt to destroy the uprising.
On March 17, with the potential failure of the rebellion at hand, the United Nations Security Council voted to impose a
no-fly zone over Libyan airspace and the world is awaiting the first international shot to be fired.
Click here for ongoing, LIVE, coverage of these events.
// Related Videos
Added on March 20, 2011 at 11:24 am to Libyan Uprising 2011
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) launches a Tomahawk missile in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 19, 2011.
Added on March 20, 2011 at 10:13 am to Libyan Uprising 2011
This video shows the aftermath on Libyan military vehicles. Watch as flames and smoke darken the sky over this highway.
Added on March 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm to Libyan Uprising 2011
US Vice Admiral William Gortney, the director of the Pentagon's Joint Staff, briefed journalists on the first phase of the UN-backed international military operations against forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader.