BRUSSELS, Sept 13 (KUNA) -- NATO ambassadors held a meeting Tuesday with
the Alliance's operational partners to review events in Libya since the last
meeting two weeks ago , NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu told a news
conference in Brussels this afternoon.
"The situation is moving fast and it's moving into the right direction.
The political and military structures of the Qadhafi regime have crumbled,
while the National Transitional Council has asserted control in key cities
including Tripoli," she said.
"We are encouraged by statements by the head of the NTC Mustafa Abdel
Jalil, who spoke of forgiveness, reconciliation and unity, and clearly
rejected extremism and vengeance," said Lungescu.
She noted that next week there will be a meeting of the Friends of Libya
group on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and
that NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will attend this meeting.
On his part, Colonel Roland Lavoie, military spokesman for NATO's
Operation Unified Protector, speaking via video link from Naples, described
the situation in the towns of Bani Walid and Sirte as "volatile and may change
He said the attack by pro-Gaddafi forces on the coastal town of Ras Lanuf
on Monday does not mean any "significant shift" in the territorial control by
Lavioe said he had no information if Muammar Gaddafi has left Libya or was
still in the country. (end)
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