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T-55
T-55
T-62
T-62
SA-8
SA-8
ZSU-23-4
ZSU-23-4
FN P90 AK-103
AK-103
FN FAL
FN FAL
FN F2000

Engagements

Toyota War Libyan Civil War

Insignia

Identification mark

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Libyan Civil War (2011)

Timeline

Feb–18 Mar 19 Mar–May Jun–15 Aug 16 Aug–Oct

1st Benghazi 1st Tripoli clashes Misrata 1st Zawiya Nafusa Mountains (Wazzin Gharyan) 1st Brega Ra's Lanuf Bin Jawad 2nd Brega Ajdabiya 2nd Benghazi 1st Gulf of Sidra offensive 3rd Brega Brega–Ajdabiya Cyrenaican desert Misrata frontline (Tawergha Zliten) – Zliten uprising Sabha clashes Zawiya skirmish 4th Brega Fezzan
Fezzan
desert (Sabha) Msallata clashes Rebel coastal offensive

2nd Zawiya Ras Ajdir

Tripoli 2nd Gulf of Sidra offensive

2nd Bin Jawad Sirte

Bani Walid Ra's Lanuf raid Ghadames raid 2nd Tripoli clashes

The Revolutionary Guard Corps (Liwa Haris al-Jamahiriya) or Jamahiriyyah Guard was a Libyan paramilitary elite unit that played the role of key protection force of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, until his death in October 2011.[1] Composed of 3,000 men hand-picked from Gaddafi's tribal group in the Sirte
Sirte
region, the Guard was well armed, being provided with T-54
T-54
and T-62
T-62
tanks, APCs, MRLs, SA-8
SA-8
SAMs and ZSU-23-4
ZSU-23-4
Anti-aircraft guns taken from the army inventory.[2][3] As of 2005, its commander was Hasan al-Kabir al-Gaddafi, a cousin of the former Libyan leader.[4][5][6] The Revolutionary Guard developed from the Revolutionary Committees, even if the latter had at first been introduced only into workplaces and communities, and not extended to the Armed Forces. After the early 1980s, however, the Revolutionary Guard, as a paramilitary wing of the Revolutionary Committees, became entrenched within the military. They served as a parallel channel of control, a means of ideological indoctrination in the barracks, and an apparatus for monitoring suspicious behavior. The Revolutionary Guards reportedly held the keys to ammunition stockpiles at the main military bases, doling it out in small quantities as needed by the regular forces. Their influence increased after a coup attempt in May 1985, that was blocked mainly thanks to the action of the Revolutionary Guard that engaged regular army units in a series of street battles.[7] See also[edit]

Islamic Legion

References[edit]

^ "Gaddafi killed in hometown, Libya
Libya
eyes future". Reuters. 2011-10-20.  ^ Pollack, Kenneth M. (2002). Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948–1991. University of Nebraska Press. p. 386. ISBN 0-8032-3733-2.  ^ Cordesman, Anthony (2004). The Military Balance in the Middle East. Greenwood. p. 108. ISBN 0-275-98399-4.  ^ http://www.meforum.org/878/libya-and-the-us-qadhafi-unrepentant ^ Eljahmi, Mohamed (Winter 2006). " Libya
Libya
and the U.S.: Qadhafi Unrepentant". Middle East Quarterly. Middle East Forum. 13 (1).  ^ Gershowitz, Suzanne (2005-04-15). "Same Old Kadafi". The Baltimore Sun.  Check date values in: year= / date= mismatch (help) ^ Metz, Helen Chapin (2004). Libya. US GPO. p. 267. ISBN 1-4191-3012-9. 

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Military of Libya

Libyan Air Force Libyan National Army Libyan Navy

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Libyan Civil War (2011)

Part of the Arab Spring

Timeline

15 February–18 March 19 March–31 May June–15 August 16 August–23 October

Forces

Opposition

National Liberation Army Free Libyan Air Force NCLO

Armed Forces of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Libyan Army Libyan Air Force Libyan Navy

Revolutionary Guard Corps

Battles

Cyrenaica

First Battle of Benghazi First Battle of Brega Battle of Ra's Lanuf Battle of Bin Jawad Second Battle of Brega Battle of Ajdabiya Second Battle of Benghazi First Gulf of Sidra offensive Third Battle of Brega Battle of Brega–Ajdabiya road Cyrenaica
Cyrenaica
campaign Fourth Battle of Brega Ra's Lanuf raid

Fezzan

Sabha clashes Fezzan
Fezzan
campaign Battle of Sabha Ghadames raid

Tripolitania

First Tripoli clashes Battle of Misrata First Battle of Zawiya Nafusa Mountain Campaign

Battle of Wazzin Battle of Gharyan

Battle of the Misrata frontline

Zliten uprising Battle of Zliten Battle of Tawergha

Zawiya skirmish Msallata clashes Rebel coastal offensive

Second Battle of Zawiya

Ras Ajdir clashes Battle of Tripoli Second Gulf of Sidra offensive

Battle of Sirte

Battle of Bani Walid Second Tripoli clashes

NATO
NATO
operations

Operation Ellamy Opération Harmattan Operation Mobile Operation Odyssey Dawn Operation Unified Protector

People

Anti-Gaddafi

Mustafa Abdul Jalil Mahmoud Jibril Abdul Fatah Younis Abdul Hafiz Ghoga Suleiman Mahmoud Omar El-Hariri Jalal al-Digheily Khalifa Haftar Ali Tarhouni Ali Abd-al-Aziz al-Isawi Fathi Terbil Abdelhakim Belhadj Abu Oweis Mahdi al-Harati

Pro-Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi Abu-Bakr Yunis Jabr Saif al-Islam Gaddafi Khamis Gaddafi Mutassim Gaddafi Saadi Gaddafi Abdullah Senussi Ali Sharif al-Rifi Moussa Ibrahim Abuzed Omar Dorda Baghdadi Mahmudi Mansour Dhao Saif al-Arab Gaddafi Ahmed al-Gaddafi al-Qahsi Mohammed Abdullah al-Senussi

NATO

James G. Stavridis Charles Bouchard Ralph Jodice Rinaldo Veri

Others

Mohammed Nabbous Iman al-Obeidi Prince Mohammed El Senussi Prince Idris bin Abdullah al-Senussi Hussein Sadiq al Musrati Moussa Koussa Shukri Ghanem

Places, buildings and structures

Abu Salim prison Bab al-Azizia Fist Crushing a U.S. Fighter Plane Sculpture Giuliana Bridge Green
Green
Square/Martyrs' Square Maydan al Shajara Mitiga International Airport People's Hall, Tripoli

Impact

Casualties Domestic responses

Gaddafi's response to the protests Gaddafi's response to the Civil War

Human rights violations

Rape allegations

Humanitarian situation

Refugees

International reactions

International reactions to military intervention Protests against military intervention U.S. reactions to military intervention International reactions to Gaddafi's death

Factional violence in Libya

2012 Benghazi attack

2014–present Civil War

Timeline

2017 Manchester Arena bombing

Other

Democratic Party (Libya) Libyan Freedom and Democracy Campaign Media National Transitional Council Topple the Tyrants United Nations General Assembly Resolution 65/265 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 United Nations Security Council Resolution 2009 United Nations Security Council Resolution 2016 Voice of Free Libya Zenga Zenga

Italics denote operations or battles related to the military intervention in Libya

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