Libya announces immediate halt to all military operations

Reuters , Friday 18 Mar 2011

Libyan foreign minister announce immediate ceasefire and a halt to all military operations

Libya will halt all military operations immediately, Foreign Minister Mussa Kussa said in Tripoli on Friday.

"Libya has decided an immediate ceasefire and an immediate halt to all military operations," Kussa told a press conference.b He said that, because Libya is a member of the United Nations, it is "obliged to accept the UN Security Council's resolutions."

Meeting on Thursday, the Security Council voted to permit "all necessary measures" to establish a no-fly zone, protect civilian areas and impose a ceasefire on Kadhafi's military.

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