NATO: We're Not Done in Libya

Vows to keep flying until all Gadhafi's men surrender
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2011 7:53 AM CDT

Tripoli is largely in rebel hands today, but NATO vowed to keep sending out air patrols—and possibly launching strikes—until all of Moammar Gadhafi’s troops have surrendered or returned to their barracks. NATO’s secretary-general told the AP that Gadhafi’s regime is “clearly crumbling,” but said NATO would strike any military units making threatening moves. At this point Gadhafi’s forces are putting up scattered resistance with tanks and snipers, according to Reuters.

Rebels have confirmed that three of Gadhafi’s sons have been captured, CNN reports—the latest, Mohammad Gadhafi, was on the phone with Al Jazeera when he was taken (see video). Top rebel commanders in the city are already organizing security, telling Al Jazeera that they’ll work with locals, “except for those who were very close to Gadhafi.” NATO is largely to thank for the rebel victory, according to the New York Times; in recent weeks it has offered rebels increasingly precise targeting, and launched strikes on Gadhafi forces even when it was in defensive positions. (More Libya stories.)

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