UN resolution on Libya: Does it let allies target Qaddafi?

2. Implements a no-fly zone

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Protesters wave a Kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Qaddafi protest in Benghazi on March 6. The flag which was used when Libya gained independence from Italy in 1951, has been used as a symbol of resistance against Libya's leader Muammar Qaddafi in the recent protests.

In response to Qaddafi-ordered air strikes against civilians, the resolution effectively bans Qaddafi’s government from flying over Libyan airspace. Only UN-approved flights – such as those bringing humanitarian aid or conducting military strikes against Qaddafi forces – are allowed.

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