The Gulf of Sidra is a body of water to the north of Libya. From time to time, Libya has asserted that the entire gulf is Libyan territory, though other countries hold to the international standard of a 12-mile limit from the country's shore.
Gulf of Sidra incident (1981), US-Libyan air engagement over territorial claim, 2 Libyan jets shot down
Gulf of Sidra incident (1989), US-Libyan air engagement over territorial claim, 2 Libyan jets shot down
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