March 18, 2011 / 4:29 PM / in 7 years

Libya says it is already implementing ceasefire

TRIPOLI, March 18 (Reuters) - Libyan government forces are already implementing a ceasefire, a government spokesman told Reuters, adding no military offensive had been launched on Friday.

“Libya has already implemented the ceasefire,” Mussa Ibrahim said. “We have not carried out any military operations today on Misrata or anywhere else in the country.” He said that Tripoli wanted Turkish and Maltese authorities to “supervise and help implement the ceasefire.”

“We don’t know who to reach at the (U.N.) Security Council to work out the technicalities of the ceasefire. That is the problem at the moment which we are trying to resolve,” he said.

Reporting by Michael Georgy, writing by Silvia Aloisi

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