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NATO to end combat operation in Libya

  |   Sept. 16, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will end its combat operation and transfer power in Libya within the next 3 months, officials say.

A U.N. resolution submitted by Britain, to be discussed as early as Friday, transfers power from NATO to the Libyan Transitional National Council, ITAR-Tass reported.

The resolution also lifts the embargo on Libya, making it possible to deliver arms to the country and remove a no-fly zone imposed by NATO.

The United Nations may also send 50 to 200 civilian advisers to Libya to help the new government and promote establishment of a law-based system.

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