NATO takes over aerial missions in Libya

Thursday - 3/31/2011, 10:40am EDT

NATO has now assumed control of air strikes in Libya. A coalition led by the U.S. including France and the U.K. began operations on March 19. The 28-member NATO's mission is to protect Libyan civilians from attack by Gaddafi loyalist forces. The operation, named Unified Protector, also includes an arms embargo and enforcement of a no-fly zone mandated by the U.N.

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