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NATO looks to end Libya conflict

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NATO looks to end Libya conflict


NATO on Wednesday vowed to step up attacks on Libya until Colonel Muammar Gaddafi leaves power.

Defence ministers are meeting in Brussels over the next two days amid a push by Britain and France to share the burden of the operation to oust the Libyan leader.

Both countries are among the eight NATO members taking part in airstrikes.

After the first round of talks, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters that the 28 members of the alliance see Gaddafi’s defeat as inevitable.

“All ministers agreed that we will keep up the pressure for as long as it takes to bring this crisis to and early conclusion,” he said.

Explosions have rocked the capital of Tripoli since Tuesday as NATO’s operations intensify.

The alliance has conducted more than 10,000 missions during the ten-week campaign but it plans to take a back seat in a post-Gaddafi Libya.

Rasmussen said the UN should supervise the transition of power once he has been defeated.

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