French govt says Libya operation to start soon

March 18, 2011 12:19

PARIS  - France could start military operations against Libya in a matter of hours following the UN Security Council resolution authorizing such action, government spokesman Francois Baroin said on Friday.

President Nicolas Sarkozy met his defense minister, prime minister and armed forces chief and was expected to seek support for his plan to host talks as early as Saturday between senior representatives of the European Union, African Union and Arab League.

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