U.N. Approves “No-Fly Zone” Over Libya

The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution authorizing international military intervention (any measures short of a ground invasion) in Libya.

New York Times: U.N. Approves Airstrikes to Halt Attacks by Qaddafi Forces

The United Nations Security Council approved a measure on Thursday authorizing “all necessary measures” to protect Libyan civilians from harm at the hands of forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

The measure allows not only a no-fly zone but effectively any measures short of a ground invasion to halt attacks that might result in civilian fatalities. It comes as Colonel Qaddafi warned residents of Benghazi, Libya, the rebel capital, that an attack was imminent and promised lenient treatment for those who offered no resistance.

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