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Libyan announces cease-fire after UN vote

Mar 18, 2011 9:03:00 AM - thestate.com
Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa says Libya is declaring an immediate cease-fire and stopping all military operations.

Friday's decision comes after the U.N. voted to authorized a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" to protect the Libyan people, including airstrikes.

Koussa says the cease-fire "will take the country back to safety" and ensure security for all Libyans.

But he also criticized the authorization of international military action, calling it a violation of Libya's sovereignty.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

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