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No-Fly Zone Enforced Over Libya

In a March 24, 2011, NATO press conference, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announces the enforcement of a no-fly zone over Libya. The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize the military measures on March 17 in response to calls for help from civilians under attack from Col. Moammar el-Qaddafi’s loyalists.

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  • No-Fly Zone Enforced Over Libya
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    In a March 24, 2011, NATO press conference, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announces the enforcement of a no-fly zone over Libya. The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize the military measures on March 17 in response to calls for help from civilians under attack from Col. Moammar el-Qaddafi’s loyalists.

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