U.N. Security Council Approves No-Flight Zone in Libya
The United Nations Security Council approved a measure on
Thursday authorizing “all necessary measures” to protect
Libyan civilians from harm at the hands of forces loyal to
Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi.
The measure allows not only a no-flight zone but effectively
any measures short of a ground invasion to halt attacks that
might result in civilian fatalities. It comes as Colonel
Qaddafi warned residents of Benghazi, Libya, the rebel
capital, that an attack was imminent and promised lenient
treatment for those who offered no resistance.
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