Mr. Cameron told lawmakers on Friday that Britain will join a U.N.-authorized operation to stop Moammar Qadhafi from launching "a brutal attack using air, land and sea forces" on the rebel-held city of Benghazi.

Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will send Typhoon and Tornado fighter jets to help enforce a no—fly zone over Libya.

Mr. Cameron told lawmakers on Friday that Britain will join a U.N.—authorized operation to stop Moammar Qadhafi from launching “a brutal attack using air, land and sea forces” on the rebel—held city of Benghazi.

Britain, France and NATO were holding emergency meetings on Friday after the United Nations approved a no—fly zone over Libya.

British and French planes are expected to take part in the international military action. Mr. Cameron said several Arab nations had also offered to take part.

He assured legislators that the U.N. resolution excludes an occupation force “in any form on any part of Libyan territory.”

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