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Egypt: Gaddafi Supporters Attack UN Chief In Cairo

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Supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi attacked UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in Cairo on Monday, the Agence France Presse news agency reported.

Ban was attacked by protesters angry about the UN’s military intervention in Libya as he left a meeting of the Arab League on Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

The UN leader was forced to return to the Arab League building and was reported to have left by car from another exit.

Tahrir Square was the focus of a popular uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak last month.

The attack comes just three days after the UN adopted a resolution to impose a no-fly zone and “all necessary measures” against Gaddafi’s forces.

Countries including the United States, Britain and France launched on Monday a second wave of air strikes on the positions of Gaddafi’s forces in a bid to protect civilians caught up in a month-long civil war in Libya.

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