Colonel Gaddafi orders a cease-fire in Libya

Colonel Gaddafi issued an order to all military forces in Libya to cease fire by 19:00 GMT, according to Reuters.

The Libyan government called on its citizens to take part in a symbolic march to Benghazi to discuss domestic affairs, Reuters reported.

There has not been any reaction yet from the international community.

Earlier the same day, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi threatened to arm the people of Libya.

The statement from Tripoli follows a reported disagreement among the coalition of nations concerning the enforcement of a no-fly zone over Libya.

Earlier on Sunday, Arab League leader Amr Moussa expressed his ire at military actions by Western powers in Libya, saying that the international intervention has gone beyond what the Arab League backed and is now causing civilian deaths.

In response to Moussa’s comments, the British Foreign Office stated that London will “continue to work with our Arab partners.”

Qatar has said it will join the mission, becoming the first Arab state to participate militarily in the coalition.

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