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head of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference on Tuesday called for a no-fly zone over #Libya: #feb17

head of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference on Tuesday called for a no-fly zone over #Libya: #feb17

JEDDAH: The head of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on Tuesday called on the United Nations to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, but rejected any intervention on the ground. "We join our voice to the voices asking for a no-fly zone in Libya, and we call on the Security Council to do its duty in this regard," Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu told an emergency meeting of the OIC in Saudi Arabia. He rejected "any military interference (on the ground) in Libya", where veteran leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces are battling rebels for control of key towns and villages across the north African state. A British-French resolution demanding a no-fly zone over Libya could go before the UN Security Council as early as this week, diplomats said Monday. Britain and France have made the most aggressive calls among Western powers for a no-fly zone to hamper Gaddafi's ...

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