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UN votes to lift Libya no-fly zone, end military action

Operations cease at end of month, NATO confirms

By Edith M. Lederer
Associated Press / October 28, 2011

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The UN Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to lift the no-fly zone over Libya on Oct. 31 and end military action to protect civilians, acting swiftly following the death of Moammar Khadafy and the interim government’s declaration of the country’s liberation. The council authorized the actions on March 17 in response to an Arab League request to try to halt Khadafy’s military. NATO will announce today that it will end operations that same day as well.

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