BRUSSELS, Sept 21 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)