Arab ministers to reject intervention in Libya

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 10:01

Cairo: An official says a draft resolution
to be voted on by the Arab League opposes foreign military
intervention in Libya.
Leaders in the US, Europe and Australia have suggested
a no-fly zone over Libya. Embattled leader Moammar Gaddafi has
unleashed bombing raids, special forces and army troops in a
desperate bid to stay in power.

Foreign ministers of the 22-member group will meet in
Cairo Wednesday to vote on the resolution.

The Arab League`s deputy secretary-general, Ahmed bin
Heli, said Tuesday that the resolution will also call for
unity of Libya, approve sending aid to the North African
nation and back formation of a fact-finding mission.
Gaddafi is trying to beat back a two-week-old
rebellion, but has lost control over large parts of the
country.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 10:01

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