The government of Muammer Gadaffi has declared a unilateral ceasefire just hours after the UN announced a no-fly zone over Libya, a decision that gives the green light for air strikes on Gadaffi’s forces.
Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa addressed the world’s media in the capital Tripoli. He said: “We decided on an immediate ceasefire and on an immediate stop to all military operations across the country. Libya was surprised about the resolution, which permits military action against the Libyan people.”
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Still, the British, French, Arab League and others will hold meetings on Saturday to discuss the implementation of the no-fly zone.