Libyan History (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • 2012-09-11 The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down, killing five people, including the US ambassador
  • 2012-09-13 Dr Mustafa Abushagur is elected as Prime Minister of Libya
  • 2012-10-08 Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, the first elected Libyan Prime Minister, is voted out of office by the Libyan parliament
  • 2012-10-24 Libyan militias capture Bani Walid resulting in 130 civilian deaths
  • 2013-07-27 1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi, Libya
  • 2014-02-21 11 people are killed after a Libyan Air Force plan crashes in Tunisia
  • 2015-04-13 Migrant ship carrying around 550 sinks off the Libyan coast, about 400 drown
  • 2015-04-19 Boat carrying approx. 850 migrants is shipwrecked in the Mediterranean between Italian and Libya, with only 27 migrants rescued.
  • 2015-08-05 Fishing boat carrying around 600 migrants sinks of the coast of Libya, 373 rescued
  • 2015-12-17 Libyan warring political factions sign a UN-brokered deal to form a unified government

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