NATO Postpones Libya Withdrawal

    Libyan youths wave Libyan flag from the top of a buiding after the muslim Friday prayer at Martyrs Square, seeing in background in Tripoli, Libya, Friday Oct. 21, 2011. The death Thursday of Gadhafi, two months after he was driven from power and into hiding, decisively buries the nearly 42-year regime that had turned the oil-rich country into an international pariah and his own personal fiefdom. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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    Despite previously planning to withdraw from Libya by Oct. 31, NATO has postponed an official decision on whether to end bombing in the North African country. Some members of the international group have expressed concern that withdrawing too quickly would reignite violence within Libya, especially after the death of Muammar Gaddafi. It was NATO’s airstrikes that allowed the Libyan rebels to take control of the capital. At this point the no-fly zone is being maintained in order to protect Libyans.

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