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Libya orders troops to observe 'immediate ceasefire'

Libya's government has called on its troops to impose an "immediate ceasefire".

A spokesman for the leadership made the announcement on state television, calling on Libyans to join a "peaceful" march from Tripoli to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, in order to "exchange condolences for the victims of the crisis in Libya and announce forgiveness."

Libyan authorities announced an earlier ceasefire on Friday, following the passing of a UN resolution authorising international action against the country. Attacks on anti-government forces were reported to have continued.

  • 20 Mar 2011
  • From the section Africa