No-fly over Libya gains momentum

Obama is officially on board.

The United States has thrown its weight behind the Arab League’s call for a United Nations no-fly zone over Libya, where government troops backed by fighter jets are battling rebels seeking to remove Muammar Gaddafi from power.

Washington, which would play a leading role in enforcing any no-fly zone, called the declaration an “important step”, but it stopped short of commitment to any military action and made no proposal for a swift meeting of the UN Security Council.

The Arab League’s call for a no-fly zone was announced on Saturday by Oman’s foreign minister, Youssef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, at a press conference which followed a meeting of the bloc’s ministers in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.


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