The death of Muammar El-Gadhafi was not only historic to Libyans but also social media as it was the first time a military operation mission conclusion announced on Facebook.
“I will be recommending conclusion of this mission to the North Atlantic Council of NATO,” NATO’S top operations commander, Admiral James Stavridis said in a posting on Facebook. (www.facebook.com/#!/james.stavridis)
“A good day for NATO. A great day for the people of Libya,” he wrote.
NATO nations are expected to decide on Friday to phase out the alliance’s Libyan air and sea mission following the death of Muammar Gaddafi and the fall of his last strongholds, Reuters reported, quoting alliance officials and diplomats.
NATO has been conducting air strikes, enforcing a no-fly zone and maintaining an arms embargo with naval patrols since March 31, in a U.N.-mandated operation to protect civilians.
A decision to gradually wind down the mission was expected to be taken at a meeting of ambassadors of the 28 NATO nations in Brussels.