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NATO takes over command of military operations in Libya

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22:47 27/03/2011

NATO is taking over command of military operations in Libya from coalition forces, world media reported Sunday.

The UN Security Council imposed the no-fly zone over Libya on March 17, along with ordering "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi's attacks on rebel-held towns.

The 28 NATO ambassadors met on Sunday to decide on further military plans in Libya.

The United States transfers command for a no-fly zone over Libya to NATO, while coalition forces will continue to protect civilian population from attacks by Gaddafi forces.

The military operation in Libya, codenamed Odyssey Dawn, has been conducted so far jointly by 13 states, including the United States, Britain and France.

NATO members decided on Thursday to assume responsibility for the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Libya, but could not agree on taking full command of all military operations in the country.

Meanwhile, leaders of the 27 European Union states on Thursday issued a statement saying the EU stood ready to assist in building a new Libya "in cooperation with the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union and others."

MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti)

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  • pcfWestern Fourth Reich on the move
    08:11, 28/03/2011
    And how much are all of these futile actions going to cost the taxpayers ? NATO countries are bankrupt.
  • sagbotgamot(no title)
    08:17, 28/03/2011
    whatever, the UN still means USA, France, UK in Libya. they supported the so-called rebels to destroy Gaddafi. the Rebels are just front of those nations to grab the oil fields of Libya.
    • pcfBoycott the USA, UK and FRANCE !
      10:26, 28/03/2011
      Do not buy their merchandise, do not use their currency, do not watch or read their lying media, do not travel there. ECONOMICAL BOYCOTT IS THE BEST AND FASTEST WAY TO BRING THESE FASCIST COUNTRIES DOWN !

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