Security Council considers a no-fly zone over Libya

The Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday to discuss a draft resolution that would include a no-fly zone over Libya as well as additional sanctions.

Ibrahim Dabbashi

Ibrahim Dabbashi

Earlier the Secretary-General had voiced his concern over a possible assault on the country’s second largest city, Benghazi.

He also warned that aerial bombings of the urban centre would place civilian lives at risk.

Ibrahim Dabbashi, a Libya diplomat, seemed hopeful that a no-fly zone would be endorsed by all.

“I think an international consensus is in the process of building already and I expect soon we will see a draft resolution accepted by all.”

Libyan government forces are reportedly fighting to take over the eastern city of Ajdabiya and the port of Marsa Bregha.

Dabbashi warned that Libya leader Muammar Gadhafi has hired more mercenaries from Sub Saharan Africa to reinforce government troops.

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