NATO's top body OKs 90 more days for Libya mission

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — A NATO official says the military alliance's decision-making body has granted approval for the mission over Libya to continue another 90 days.

The official says the North Atlantic Council, composed of representatives from NATO's 28 countries, approved the extension Wednesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because a formal statement had not yet been prepared.

Without an extension, permission for the operation would have expired Sept. 27.

The official said the mission would be under constant review and could end at any time. NATO took command of the operation in March and extended it for another 90 days in June.

Moammar Gadhafi has fallen from power in Libya but pockets of loyalist resistance remain.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press.)

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