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U.N. Security Council lifts no-fly zone over Libya

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday decided to end its authorization of a no-fly zone over Libya and the protection of civilians on Oct. 31, despite a call by Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council for a delay.

The decision was contained in a resolution adopted by the 15-nation Security Council, about a week after the fallen Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed and some three days after the declared “liberation” of the North African nation by the former rebels.

The Security Council decided that the measures about the no-fly zone and the protection of civilians “shall be terminated from 23:59 local time on 31 October 2011,” the resolution said.

In March, the Security Council approved the authorization of the no-fly zone over Libya and the protection of civilians in its Resolution 1973.

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