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Continuing coverage of breaking news as we reported earlier from the Middle East.
The united nations Security Council is now approved a no fly zone resolution for Libya.
Ten nations voted in favor while five nations abstained.
Including Russia and China.
Of course outgunned opposition fighters the citizens -- risen up have been pressing the international community for a no fly zone for many weeks now.
The -- comes after Libya's defense minister.
-- the country we respond to any military and which strikes on here and see traffic.
Mediterranean at this moment colonel Qaddafi forces launching a major counteroffensive.
In the rebel held city -- -- -- Earlier today colonel Qaddafi ward as he pulled into the national television network he warned that quote we are coming tonight.
And there won't be any mercy.
Mike Emanuel with -- -- live from the White House tonight Mike what happens now.
-- US officials tell us they expect British and French planes to start flying in no fly zone -- very quickly perhaps within hours US it's.
Officials expect that American planes will provide logistical support and at some point will join the no fly zone.
We had this comment from the US ambassador to the UN.
Just moments ago.
The Security Council has authorized the use of force.
Including enforcement of a no fly zone.
To protect civilians.
And civilian areas targeted by colonel Qaddafi.
His intelligence and security forces.
And his mercenaries -- White House officials are saying this is a victory of sorts because they say they've moved very quickly to get the international community.
To move forward on this Security Council resolution.
And obviously their -- that pass tonight chip.
-- and make no mistake it is without question that colonel Qaddafi has been launching attacks on his own citizens.
Who risen up trying to get freedom for -- themselves and their families.
Many have been killed tonight he promises he will kill more as they move on being Ghazi do we know anything of the situation on the ground right now.
Well we know the rebels have been outgunned in our corporate cousins of the Wall Street Journal are reporting that Egypt has begun.
Arming the rebels to try to level the playing field but as you mentioned at the top colonel Qaddafi is threatening.
No mercy when his forces going to Ben Ghazi tonight so it may be a very bloody night.
And whatever weapons may be funneled in from across the border in Egypt and the no fly zone the worry at this point is it may be too little too late.
But obviously those rebels are planning to fight and have been told to report to their posts and prepare for battle ship.
Mike Emanuel working on a very busy day at 16100 Pennsylvania Avenue today Mike thanks very much so.
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