NATO extends Libya mission for another three months

BRUSSELS, Sept 21 Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:55am EDT

BRUSSELS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - NATO agreed on Wednesday to a three-month extension of its air and sea campaign in Libya as the country's new rulers try to dislodge well-armed Gaddafi loyalists holding out in several towns.

The agreement to extend the mission, which NATO took full control of on March 31, was reached at a meeting of ambassadors of the 28 NATO states in Brussels, a NATO diplomat said.

It was the second three-month extension to the mission that has involved a campaign of air strikes and a naval mission to enforce a U.N. arms embargo.

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom, editing by Rex Merrifield)

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Maxwells wrote:
” Obama told a bipartisan group of members of Congress today that he expects the U.S. would be actively involved in any military action against Libya for “days, not weeks,” after which he said the U.S. would take more of a supporting role, sources tell ABC News.”

Sep 21, 2011 10:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Maxwells wrote:
” Obama told a bipartisan group of members of Congress today that he expects the U.S. would be actively involved in any military action against Libya for “days, not weeks,” after which he said the U.S. would take more of a supporting role, sources tell ABC News.”

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Bruce_Almty wrote:
“Days, not weeks” Pres. Zero said would be our length of our military commitment in Lybia. The bro obviously has trouble with his big numbers.

Sep 21, 2011 11:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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