Now Reading:

NATO heading towards early Libya exit

world news

NATO heading towards early Libya exit


NATO is moving towards ending its mission in Libya by the end of the month, following Muammar Gaddafi’s death.

It follows a recommendation by the organisation’s top operations commander. After a meeting of NATO ambassadors in Brussels, the Secretary General said he was proud of what had been achieved.

“Our operations are very close to completion. And we have taken a preliminary decision to end Operation Unified Protector on October 31. We will take a formal decision early next week,” said Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

For more than six months NATO has been conducting air strikes, enforcing a no-fly zone and maintaining an arms embargo with naval patrols.

A final decision will take into account the ability of Libya’s interim authorities to maintain security.

Next Article