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The day’s events took a very interseting turn in the Libya crisis when the Libyan government declared an immediate ceasefire and halted all military action against the rebels at around 3.00 p.m. (local time), the country’s Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa announced to the media.

Moussa Koussa says Libya will abide by the UN Security Council’s recent resolution and will halt military operations against rebels, USA Today reports.

The announcement comes after the United Nations’ resolution passed overnight authorising military action and a no-fly zone against the country.

Koussa said that the UN-imposed no-fly zone would „increase the suffering of Libyan people” by affecting civilian flights. He said the country will „try to deal positively” with the resolution, he said
„We decided on an immediate ceasefire and on an immediate stop to all military operations,” Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa said.

He went on to say: „(Libya) takes great interest in protecting civilians,” adding that the country would also protect all foreigners and foreign assets in Libya.

He said that, because Libya is a member of the United Nations, it is „obliged to accept the UN Security Council’s resolutions”.

Moussa Kussa said the government would also „open dialogue channels” to ensure there was sustained peace in Libya.

The United Nations authorised Western-led attacks on the Libyan government’s forces Thursday night as the Libyan leader vowed to crush Libya’s revolt with „no mercy, no pity” and rebels pleaded for military aid before time runs out.

The cease-fire announcement sent oil prices plunging and U.S. stock index futures up sharply.

Earlier Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron had informed the House of Commons that Britain would deploy Tornados and Typhoons as well as air-to-air refuelling and surveillance aircraft.

„Our forces will join an international operation to enforce the resolution if Al Qathafi fails to comply with its demand that he ends attacks on civilians.

„Preparations to deploy these aircraft have already started and in the coming hours they will move to bases from where they can start to take the necessary action,” Cameron said.

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