Anti-Gaddafi forces

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The former Libyan flag used during the monarchy (1951–69) had been used by some protesters as an opposition symbol. After the war’s conclusion, it once again became the flag of Libya.[1]

The anti-Gaddafi forces were Libyan groups that opposed and militarily defeated the government of Muammar Gaddafi, killing him in the process. These opposition forces included organised and armed militia groups, participants in the Libyan Civil War, Libyan diplomats who switched their allegiance from the Gaddafi-led government, and Libyan military units that switched sides to support the protestors.


1 Political opposition
2 Armed opposition

2.1 Command and control
2.2 Weapons and vehicles

3 Human rights violations
4 References
5 External links

Political opposition[edit]

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The following is a list of groups who self-proclaimed opposition to the rule of Gaddafi:

National Transitional Council
Libyan Youth Movement
Committee for Libyan National Action in Europe
Libyan Freedom and Democracy Campaign

Democratic Party

National Conference for the Libyan Opposition

Libyan League for Human Rights
National Front for the Salvation of Libya
Libyan Constitutional Union[2]
Libyan Tmazight Congress

Libyan Islamic Movement

Al Qaeda[3][4][5]

Armed opposition[edit]
Main articles: National Liberation Army (Libya), Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and Toubou Front for the Salvation of Libya

Libyan rebels after entering the town of Bani Walid.

Command and control[edit]
On 5 March 2011, opposition forces radio in Benghazi announced the creation of the National Transitional Council, a political body with 33 representatives from most Libyan regions. The Chairman of the Council is Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Abdul Hafiz Ghoga is the Vice-Chairman, and Mahmo