NATO's leadership announced the extension of a three-month operation in Libya. Simultaneously, the U.S. is preparing for the resumption of its embassy in Tripoli.
Due to the fact that under the control of forces loyal to former leader Muammar Gaddafi, is still in his home town of Sirte and several other strategic points, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Wednesday September 21, said that the alliance intends to continue operations "until the there is a need. "
This is the second 90-day extension of the NATO military campaign in Libya, which was approved in less than a week before the end of its life.
Also Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador Jen Kretts returned to Tripoli - the day before the anticipated opening of the U.S. diplomatic mission in the Libyan capital.
Kretts was in Tripoli until December 2010. He left the country after the site WikiLeaks has published secret diplomatic correspondence, in which Kretts described Gaddafi as "a non-permanent," "totally unbalanced" "hypochondriac".
Meanwhile, military spokesman of the Transitional National Council of Libya said that the new government took control of most of the Sabha - one of the last strongholds of al-Gaddafi. According to Ahmed Bani, although rebel forces still meet resistance, basically, the city is in their hands.