Here's a look at what you need to know about the Libyan Civil War of 2011.
Timeline: February 16, 2011 - Protests break out in Libya's second largest city, Benghazi.
February 17, 2011 - Demonstrations continue and spread from Benghazi to other towns.
February 18-19, 2011 - Thousands more take to the streets in Benghazi; dozens of people now have reportedly been killed by security forces.
February 20, 2011 - Moammar Gadhafi's son, Saif, appears on television and states that his father will fight until the "last bullet."
February 20, 2011 - Demonstrations spread to the capital, Tripoli, where protestors clash with forces loyal to Gadhafi.
February 20, 2011 - Libya's Arab League representative, Abdel-Moneim al-Houni, resigns.
February 21, 2011 - Justice Minister Mustafa Mohamed Abud al Jeleil resigns.
February 21, 2011 - Chief of State of Protocol Nuri al Mismari, a Gadhafi aide for almost 40 years, resigns.
February 21, 2011 - Ambassador to India Ali al-Essawi resigns in protest.
February 21, 2011 - Ambassador to the U.S. Ali Adjali resigns and states that he is no longer representing the government of Gadhafi.
February 21, 2011 - Libyan diplomats at the U.N., including Libyan Deputy Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi, take the side of the opposition and demand the removal of "the tyrant Moammar Gadhafi."
February 21, 2011 - Two Libyan fighter pilots land their jets in Malta and request asylum, defecting after being ordered to bomb civilians.
February 21, 2011 - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon holds talks with Gadhafi and demands that the conflict end immediately.
February 22, 2011 - During an address, Gadhafi states he would rather die a martyr than give up power.
February 22, 2011 - Former Ambassador to India Ali al-Essawi claims that Libyan military aircraft are being used to attack civilians.
February 22, 2011 - Interior Minister Abdel Fattah Younes al Abidi resigns and throws his support behind the opposition.
February 22, 2011 - Rebels claim control of eastern Libya.
February 23, 2011 - Former Justice Minister Mustafa Mohamed Abud al Jeleil claims that he has evidence that Gadhafi ordered the 1988 bombing of Pan-Am Flight 103.
February 24, 2011 - Gadhafi blames the unrest in Libya on al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. He also states that protestors are being fed drugs and manipulated.
February 25, 2011 - The entire Libyan delegation to the Arab League resigns.
February 25, 2011 - Libyan Ambassador to the U.N. Abdurrahman Shalgham denounces Gadhafi in a speech, "I tell my brother Gadhafi: leave the Libyans alone."
February 25, 2011 - The U.S. completes an evacuation of Americans in Libya and announces it is closing its embassy.
February 25, 2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama signs an executive order freezing Gadhafi's assets.
February 26, 2011 - The U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions against Libya, including an arms embargo and asset freezes. It also refers Libya to the International Criminal Court for investigation of crimes against humanity.