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Nato to end Libya mission on 31 October

Nato will end its operations in Libya at the end of October, the alliance's secretary general has said.

"We agreed that our operations are very close to completion," Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters.

He added that during the transition period Nato would continue to fulfil its UN mandate to protect civilians.

The announcement came a day after Col Muammar Gaddafi was killed, and amid differences among Libyan officials over plans for the former leader's burial. Matthew Price reports.

  • 22 Oct 2011