Arab League to hold emergency meeting on Libya

CAIRO Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:40am EST

CAIRO Feb 22 (Reuters) - The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo for delegates on Tuesday to discuss the Libyan revolt against Muammar Gaddafi, the league said.

Libyan security forces have cracked down fiercely on anti-government demonstrators, with fighting now spreading to the capital Tripoli after erupting in Libya's oil-producing east last week. [ID:nLDE71K2JZ]

The meeting will be at ambassadorial level and will take place at 5 p.m. Cairo time (1500 GMT). (Reporting by Dina Zayed)

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