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.