Friday, March 18, 2011

UNSC Orders No-Fly Zone Over Libya

The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution ordering a no-fly zone over Libya, while suspending the country from the Human Rights Council.

Resolution 1970 authorizes a no-fly zone over Libya and to allow "all necessary measures" to be taken "to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in (Libya), including Benghazi, while excluding an occupation force," Reuters reported on Thursday.

Thousands of Benghazi residents have gathered in a central square immediately following the passing of the UNSC resolution to celebrate.'


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