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Military Airstrikes Carried Out Against Qaddafi Forces

The U.S. and its allies launch military strikes against targets of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi.

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March 28, 2011: Libyan rebels pray some 120 km (75 miles) east of Sirte in eastern Libya.

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March 28, 2011: Libyan rebels jubilate on the front line outside of Bin Jawaad, 150 km east of Sirte, central Libya.

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March 28, 2011: Libyan rebels take cover after being ambushed by forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi some 120 km (75 miles) east of Sirte in eastern Libya.

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March 28, 2011: Smoke billows as Libyan rebels are seen some 120 km (75 miles) east of Sirte in eastern Libya.

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March 27, 2011: A Libyan rebel wears a gas mask on a checkpoint in Al-Egila, east of Ras Lanuf, eastern Libya.

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March 27, 2011: Libyan rebels take control of ammunition near Al-Egila on the road to Ras Lanouf, in eastern Libya.

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March 27, 2011: A military truck left behind by Qaddafi forces is seen after an airstrike in the outskirts of Ras Lanouf, eastern Libya.

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March 27, 2011: A Libyan rebel assists in the search for pro-Qaddafi forces near Al-Egila on the road to Ras Lanouf, in eastern Libya.

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March 27, 2011: A Libyan rebel is covered up in the rebels flag next to his weapon as he moves on the road bewteen Al-Egila and Ras Lanuf, eastern Libya.

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March 26, 2011: A Libyan rebel carries a rocket-propelled grenade as he jumps from a destroyed Libyan tank in the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya.

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March 26, 2011: Destroyed vehicles and munitions are seen in the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya.

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March 24: French Air Force Mirage 2000 jet fighter takes off for a mission to Libya, at Solenzara 126 Air Base, Corsica island, Mediterranean Sea. (AP)

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March 24: A Danish F-16 aircraft prepares for landing at the Sigonella airbase, Sicily. French fighter jets struck an air base deep inside Libya and destroyed one of Qaddafi's planes Thursday, and other coalition bombers struck artillery, arms depots and parked helicopters. (AP)

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March 24: A Libyan rebel observes on a checkpoint the frontline near Zwitina, the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya. (AP)

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March 22: People look at a U.S Air Force F-15E fighter jet after it crashed near the eastern city of Benghazi. The fighter jet crashed in Libya overnight after apparent mechanical failure but its crew were safe, a spokesman for the U.S. military Africa Command said on Tuesday.

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March 22: Libyan rebels run to take cover as a mortar, seen at top right, from Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya. Coalition forces bombarded Libya for a third straight night, targeting the air defenses and forces of the Libyan ruler, stopping his advances and handing some momentum back to the rebels, who were on the verge of defeat just last week.

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March 22: Libyan rebels try to take cover as mortars from Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya.

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March 22: Libyan rebels retreat as mortars from Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya.

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March 22: Libyan rebels stop on the road as mortars from Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya.

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March 22: Libyans stand over wreckage from a downed U.S. F-15 fighter jet.

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March 21: A Libyan citizen living in Italy kisses a poster of Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi during a pro-Qaddafi demonstration in central Rome. The European Union's top foreign policy official brushed aside concerns Monday that the coalition supporting military action Qaddafi is already starting to fracture, saying the head of the Arab League was misquoted as criticizing the operation. (AP)

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March 21: Libyan pro and anti-Qaddafi protesters fight at the street in front of the Arab league building in Cairo, Egypt. A group of protesters angry about international intervention in Libya blocked the path of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as he left a meeting at the Arab League. (AP)

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March 21: Libyan pro-Qaddafi protesters chant slogans as they protest in front of the Arab league building in Cairo, Egypt. A group of protesters angry about international intervention in Libya blocked the path of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as he left a meeting at the Arab League. (AP)

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March 21: Libyan soldiers survey the damage to an administrative building hit by a missile late Sunday in the heart of Muammar Qaddafi's Bab Al Azizia compound in Tripoli, Libya, as they are pictured during an organized trip by the Libyan authorities. No casualties were reported. (AP)

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March 20, 2011: A bus burns on a road leading to the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya.

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March 20, 2011: Filipino activists hold slogans as they burn a mock U.S. flag in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines.

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March 20, 2011: A British C-130 plane passes on the ground as prepare to takes off at the RAF (Royal Air Force) Akrotiri a British military base near southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus.

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March 20, 2011: Libyan rebels celebrate with an army cap from a soldier loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya.

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March 20, 2011: A Libyan rebel shoots a weapon into the air as they celebrate in the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya.

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March 19: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) launches a Tomahawk missile in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn. This was one of approximately 110 cruise missiles fired from U.S. and British ships and submarines that targeted about 20 radar and anti-aircraft sites along Libyas Mediterranean coast.

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March 19: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) launches a Tomahawk missile in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

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March 19: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) launches a Tomahawk missile in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

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March 19: Seen through night-vision lenses aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce, guided missile destroyer USS Barry fires Tomahawk cruise missiles in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

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March 19: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) launches a Tomahawk missile in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

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March 19: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) launches a Tomahawk missile in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

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March 19: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) launches a Tomahawk missile in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

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March 19: A rafale jet fighter seen shortly after take off at the military base of Saint Dizier, eastern France. Top officials from the United States, Europe and the Arab world have launched immediate military action to protect civilians as Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces attacked the heart of the country's rebel uprising.

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March 19: Libyan rebels celebrate on a captured government tank in the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya.

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March 19: Libyan rebels celebrate on a captured government tank in the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya. Explosions shook the Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday while a fighter jet was heard flying overhead, and residents said the eastern rebel stronghold was under attack from Qaddafi's forces.

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March 19: Five-year-old Libyan boy Mohammed Achmed is treated by a doctor in the Jalaa hospital in Benghazi, eastern Libya. Mohammed received bullet wounds to his chest early Saturday as fighting broke out in Benghazi. He was with his mother who also received bullet wounds.

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March 19: Hospital staff at the Jalaa hospital react after a body was brought into the hospital in Benghazi, eastern Libya. Explosions shook the Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday while a fighter jet was heard flying overhead, and residents said the eastern rebel stronghold was under attack from Qaddafi's forces.

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March 19: A Libyan man reacts after identifying his killed brother at the morgue of the Jalaa hospital in Benghazi, eastern Libya. Explosions shook the Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday while a fighter jet was heard flying overhead, and residents said the eastern rebel stronghold was under attack from Qaddafi's forces. 

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March 19: A fireball erupts from the point of impact after a warplane was shot down by anti-Qaddafi forces over the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya. An object, thought to be the pilot, was seen to eject from the cockpit shortly before impact. Explosions shook the Libyan city of Benghazi early on Saturday while a fighter jet was heard flying overhead, and residents said the eastern rebel stronghold was under attack from forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi

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March 19: A pall of smoke billows from the point of impact after a warplane was shot down by anti-Qaddafi forces over the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya.

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March 19: Libyan rebels celebrate next to burning cars after Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces where pushed back from Benghazi, eastern Libya. Explosions shook the Libyan city of Benghazi early on Saturday while a fighter jet was heard flying overhead, and residents said the eastern rebel stronghold was under attack from Qaddafi's forces.

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March 19: A Libyan rebel jumps on top of a still burning car after Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces where pushed back from Benghazi, eastern Libya. Explosions shook the Libyan city of Benghazi early on Saturday while a fighter jet was heard flying overhead, and residents said the eastern rebel stronghold was under attack from Qaddafi's forces.

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Military Airstrikes Carried Out Against Qaddafi Forces

The U.S. and its allies launch military strikes against targets of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi.

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