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Who bombed Muammar Gaddafi?
The attack was carried out by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps via air strikes, in retaliation for the West Berlin discotheque bombing ten days earlier.
Who ordered the Operation Infinite Reach?
The attacks, launched by the U.S. Navy, were ordered by President Bill Clinton in retaliation for al-Qaeda’s August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed 224 people (including 12 Americans) and injured over 4,000 others.
What year did US bomb Libya?
April 15, 19861986 United States bombing of Libya / Start date
Libya bombings of 1986, also known as Operation El Dorado Canyon, U.S. air attacks on selected targets in Libya, launched on April 15, 1986, in retaliation for that country’s perceived terrorist activities.
What caused the Libyan Civil War?
It began in the middle of February 2011. Many Libyans were inspired by the uprisings in neighbouring countries, such as Tunisia and Egypt. They violently protested against the government. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi sent troops and tanks to break up the rebellion.