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NATO secretary general hails end of operations in Libya

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen walked with Libyan officials upon his arrival in Tripoli. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen walked with Libyan officials upon his arrival in Tripoli. (Ismail Zietouny/Reuters)
By Karin Laub
Associated Press / November 1, 2011

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NATO’s top official praised the alliance’s 7-month sea and air campaign in Libya - key in ousting longtime dictator Moammar Khadafy - saying the mission’s end Monday marks the close of a “successful chapter in NATO’s history.’’ Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who was making his first visit to Tripoli since the end of the civil war less than two weeks ago, also congratulated the country’s revolutionaries on their victory and said they “helped change the region.’’

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