NATO formally declares October 31 end of Libya mission

AFP , Friday 28 Oct 2011

Seven-month mission to end at the end of the month

NATO allies on Friday formally agreed to end the seven-month mission in Libya on Monday, a diplomat told AFP.

NATO ambassadors meeting in Brussels agreed "by unanimity to end OUP (Operation Unified Protector) on October 31," the diplomat said on condition of anonymity.

NATO made a preliminary decision last week to end operations on Monday after judging that civilians were essentially safe from attacks following Gaddafi's death and the fall of Sirte.

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