NATO chief in Libya as 7-month mission ends
NATO’s top official has arrived in Tripoli for talks with Libyan officials on the final day of the alliance’s seven-month bombing campaign that helped rebels overthrow Moammar Gadhafi’s regime.
NATO operations will end at midnight Monday Libyan time (2200 GMT, 6 p.m. EDT), just days after the U.N. Security Council - which authorized the mission in March - ordered an end to all military action.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will hold talks with Libya’s interim government, the National Transitional Council. This is Rasmussen’s first visit to Libya since the anti-Gadhafi rebellion started in February.