NATO to prolong operation in Libya by 90 days

NATO and the coalition partners have decided to prolong their operation in Libya by another 90 days, says NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

He spoke of the alliance’s determination not to weaken efforts while acting on the UN mandate to protect the people of Libya. NATO launched its operation on March 19th.

A spokesman for the Jamahiriya Government, Moussa Ibrahim, said on Tuesday that 718 people, mostly civilians, have died in NATO bombing attacks since the outbreak of the military campaign. More than 4,000 others have been wounded.

[Source: The Voice of Russia, Moscow, 01Jun11]

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