Saturday, March 12, 2011

Libya: Arab League apparently for no-fly zone

The Arab League has called for its special meeting on the conflict, according to diplomats in Libya for a no-fly zone over the North African country. The representatives of the Arab states are also sure to contact the Libyan opposition, it was said by participants of the meeting in the Egyptian capital Cairo on.

Meanwhile, the troops of the Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi made on Saturday in fighting with rebels in the east of the country on solid ground. The use of heavy weapons and warplanes, they brought the oil port of Ras Lanuf under their control, told the Arab news channel Al-Arabiya. The Secretary General of the Arab League, Amr Mussa, the battle for the strategically important position on the Mediterranean had been for days out with varying success.

The organization consists of 21 Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa and the Palestinian territories. Influential members such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia have strong reservations about the Libyan leader Gaddafi.

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