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Air strikes on Libya 1986

They lasted for less than 12 minutes, but US air strikes against targets in Libya in April 1986, shook the country.

Three of Colonel Gaddafi's children were among the injured - his adopted daughter died.

But did they strengthen or weaken his hold on power?

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Mon 14 Mar 2011 11:50GMT

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