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Will support a Libya no-fly zone: Arab League

world Updated: Mar 12, 2011 17:12 IST

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Arab League chief Amr Mussa called for a 'no-fly' zone over Libya and said he wants the group to play a role in imposing it, as the bloc prepared to hold key talks on the crisis on Saturday.

"I do not know how nor whom will impose this zone, that remains to be seen. The Arab League can also play a role, that is what I will recommend," Mussa said in an interview with German weekly Der Spiegel.

"I am taking about a humanitarian action. It consists, with a no-fly zone, of supporting the Libyan people in their fight for freedom against a regime that is more and more disdainful."

Arab League foreign ministers were to meet in Cairo to discuss the crisis in Libya. The league's green light is seen as key to plans to impose a 'no-fly' zone.