Libya Declares Cease-Fire

Foreign minister says country will abide by UN resolution
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2011 7:58 AM CDT
In this image taken from RTP Portugal TV, filmed in Tripoli, Libya, Thursday March 17, 2011, showing Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.   (AP Photo/RTP Portugal TV)

(Newser) – So much for shooting down passenger jets: Libya is imposing an immediate cease-fire, the country's foreign minister tells reporters. Moussa Koussa says Libya will abide by the UN Security Council's recent resolution and will halt military operations against rebels, USA Today reports. Though Koussa was not a fan of the UN-approved no-fly zone (it will "increase the suffering of Libyan people" by affecting civilian flights), he said the country will "try to deal positively" with the resolution.

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