Libyans celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Martyr's Square
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Libya's interim leaders reject UN military personnel

Libya's interim leadership has rejected the idea of deploying any kind of international military force, the UN envoy to the country has said.

Ian Martin said the UN had considered the deployment of military observers.

Earlier, the chairman of the National Transitional Council (NTC) said the country did not need outside help to maintain security.

Thousands of Libyans have been gathering in Tripoli's Martyrs' Square to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the three day Muslim holiday.

Humphrey Hawksley reports.

  • 31 Aug 2011
  • From the section Africa
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