UN, NATO to end military mandate in Libya
The UN Security Council on Thursday (October 27th) unanimously voted to end the mandate for international military action in Libya. The decision becomes effective at 11:59 pm (local time in Libya) on October 31st.
Security Council Resolution 2016 eased an international arms embargo, freezes on the assets of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) and virtually all restrictions on the central bank and other key institutions, AFP reported. It also terminated the no-fly zone over the country and ended the ban on international flights by Libyan registered planes.
On Friday, NATO's decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council, will meet in Brussels to formally declare an end to its seven-month air war.
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