Libya today declared an immediate ceasefire just hours after the United Nations backed air strikes against Muammer Gaddafi's forces.
In a day of rapid developments, the Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa said that the brutal onslaught against rebels fighters would be halted.
Even as he spoke, David Cameron was on his feet in the Commons to confirm that RAF fighter jets had received orders to go to the Middle East.
The Prime Minister confirmed preparations to deploy RAF Tornado and Typhoon fighters were well underway.
The aircraft will join an international task force in the region in the next hours with air strikes expected imminently.
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