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in September 1969 when Muammar al-Qaddafi took over Libya in a coup...He closed the American air base, tossed out any Italians still hanging around....and boarded up all the Catholic churches. (What Every American Should Know About the Mid East and Oil) March 31, 1992 -  U.N. Imposes Sanctions
The United Nations Security Council voted to impose wide sweeping sanctions on Libya for its refusal to surrender two suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan American flight 103. Under the sanctions, all countries must bar flights to or from Libya, prohibit any arms deals, and significantly reduce the staff of Libyan embassies and consulates. The sanctions took effect April 15, 1992.

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  • Tripoli (1,250,000)
  • Benghazi (700,000)
  • Misrata (350,000)
  • Bayda (250,000)
  • Zawiya (200,000)
  • Khoms (201,000)

 

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History - Modern
  • From 1912 to 1927, the territory of Libya was known as Italian North Africa
  • From 1927 to 1934, the territory was split into two colonies, Italian Cyrenaica and Italian Tripolitania run by Italian governors.
  • U.S. bases were turned over to Libya. Also known as Evacuation Day (June 11, 1970)
  • "Contra-like" National Front for the Salvation of Libya founded in Khartoum, October 7, 1981
  • Qaddafi hosted a terrorism conference in Banghazi (1983) attended by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Abu Nidal, Irish Republican Army, the Puerto Rican independence group FALN, the Black Liberation Army, and the American Indian Movement.
  • National Front for the Salvation of Libya fails to assassinate Qaadafi May 8, 1984
  • Qaddafi tells General People's Congress, "Libya will not be an easy prey to America...America cannot control Libyan oil. Libya will set it ablaze to the last drop. If America invaded Libya it will not find any oil. March 3, 1992
  • Qadafi hires former US federal judge Abraham Sofaer, a legal advisor to Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker and gave the Reagan administration legal justification for the bombing of Tripoli. This was seen as an effort to open up channels in Washington to resolve the Pan Am flight 103 case. July 1993
  • UN Security Council threatens Libya with new sanctions unless Libya delivers the two individuals accused of involvement in the 1988 PanAm Lockerbie bombing August 16, 1993
  • Military coup crushed, "considerable casualties" at five military bases. Libya purged its military, there were many executions, and Qadafi declared "People who oppose the regime ... will be punished by death" October 11-14, 1993
  • Libya tells Non-Aligned Movement in Jakarta, 150 civlian deaths from sanctions
  • National Conference for the Libyan Opposition founded in London, June 2005
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  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • English
  • all are widely understood in the major cities
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  • Arab League 
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  • Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%
  • Coptic 9%
  • other Christian 1%
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