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March 17, 2011 7:31 pm

UN Approves ‘No Fly Zone’ over Libya

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The US is preparing to participate in a no-fly zone in Libya "within a few days" with the help of Arab countries.

Guardian – The UN resolution just passed by the security council is eight pages long but the key part is point four, “Protection of civilians,” which states:

“Authorizes Member States that have notified the Secretary-General, acting nationally or through regional organizations or arrangements, and acting in cooperation with the Secretary-General, to take all necessary measures … to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, including Benghazi, while excluding a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory, and requests the Member States concerned to inform the Secretary-General immediately of the measures they take pursuant to the authorization conferred by this paragraph which shall be immediately reported to the Security Council”

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