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Bombs on Tripoli

15 April 1986
BG B27/314

On April 15, 1986, the American president Reagan ordered major bombing raids against  "terrorist sites" in Libya. The bombs killed about 60 people, among whom the adopted daughter of Qadhafi. The official justification was self-defense, following U.S. accusations of Libyan involvement in a bomb explosion at a German nightclub frequented by U.S. servicemen. In Libya this day is remembered as "The American Aggression against the Jamahiriya."