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 rapidly." 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 NTC forces.
Lavioe said he had no information if Muammar Gaddafi has left Libya or was still in the country. (end) nk.mb KUNA 131925 Sep 11NNNN