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Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi called the allied nations bombing his country “terrorists” Sunday, a day after the United States, United Kingdom and France began to enforce a United Nations-mandated no-fly zone to protect Libya’s civilians from their leader.

On Friday The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize a no-fly zone over Libya and to “take all necessary measures” – without using an occupation force – to protect civilians and population centers under the threat of attack in Libya.

Here’s what a “No-fly zone” means for Libya…

The U.N. authorization establishes a ban on all flights in Libyan airspace to help protect civilians. The exceptions are:

Flights by U.N. member states for the purpose of enforcing the flight ban

Humanitarian flights (such as those delivering medical supplies, food and humanitarian workers)

Any flights “which are deemed necessary” by nations enforcing the no-fly zone

U.S. military officials have said that a no-fly zone would typically be enforced by fighter jets.

In addition to the no-fly zone, the U.N. resolution authorizes governments to freeze assets of Libyan authorities and inspect cargo of vessels suspected of carrying arms or mercenaries, by force if necessary.

Here’s a video from that appears to show a Libyan- Jet being shot down by Allied forces…