18 Mar '11, 2am

UN backs Libya air strikes, Gaddafi defiant

BENGHAZI: The UN Security Council Thursday cleared the way for air strikes to halt Muammar al-Gaddafi's offensive against embattled rebel forces in Libya, setting the stage for imminent bombing raids. The council meeting voted to permit "all necessary measures" to impose a no-fly zone, protect civilian areas and impose a ceasefire on Gaddafi's military. Enforcement will rely on air power as the resolution rules out sending ground troops. Celebratory gunfire immediately rang out across Libya's main rebel-held city of Benghazi. Tracer bullets streaked across the night sky as preachers at mosques shouted "God is greatest!" over loudspeakers. US President Barack Obama called the leaders of France and Britain Thursday to coordinate strategy after passage of the measure. "The leaders agreed to coordinate closely on next steps, and to continue working with Arab and other internat...

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