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Archive | March 18, 2011

When UN Resolution Was Approved to Protect Libyan Civilians, 5 Air Forces Were Put on Standby

UN Security Council passed a resolution Thursday night, March 17, 2011 that approved not only a no-fly zone for Libya but also “all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under threat of attack”. The vote was carried by carried by 10 votes with five nations abstaining: Russia, China, Brazil, India and Germany. US, […]

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At Least 42 Protesters Killed at Anti-Government Rally by Plainclothes Snipers in Sanaa, Yemen

According to witness and medical personnel, Yemeni security forces and plainclothes snipers rooftops shot and killed up to 42 protesters at an anti-government rally in Sanaa after Muslim prayers on Friday President Ali Abdullah Saleh declared a state of emergency. Also, at least 300 were injured. “I express my extreme sorrow for what happened today […]

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Libya Bluffs: Gaddafi Forces Shell Misurata After Claiming Cease Fire

Muammar Gaddafi forces bombarded the rebel-held city of Misurata on Friday after they claimed a cease fire in response to threats of a United Nations resolution to use military force to suppress Gaddafi forces. Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa said Libya had decided to halt all military operations to protect civilians and comply with a United […]

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Libyan Government Declares Cease Fire on Citizens After UN Authorizes Military Action

Gaddafi had vowed to show “no mercy, no pity” on Thursday, but the city of Misrata was being pounded by Libyan government forces Friday morning. France, a leading advocate of military action, said it was cautious about the ceasefire announcement and that the “threat on the ground has not changed”.

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