Feb. 15, 2011: Protests demanding the toppling of the regime kick off in Benghazi.
Feb. 19, 2011: Protests spread to other cities, including Tripoli, and Qaddafi’s forces lose control of Benghazi.
March 1, 2011: The National Transitional Council (NTC) is established in Benghazi to manage the liberated areas.
March 17, 2011: The U.N. Security Council issues Resolution 1973 imposing a no-fly zone on Libya and allowing the use of force to protect civilians.
March 31, 2011: NATO officially announces it will orchestrate air raids on Libya.
April 29, 2011: Qaddafi delivers a speech urging NATO to negotiate and halt the air strikes and accuses the coalition forces of killing civilians and destroying infrastructure.
August 20, 2011: Rebels seize control of Tripoli.
Oct. 20, 2011: Qaddafi was killed by rebel forces shortly after he was captured.
Oct. 23, 2011: The NTC announces the liberation of Libya from the Qaddafi regime.
Nov. 22, 2011: Prime minister-designate Abdelrahman al-Keib forms a transitional cabinet.