President Obama confirmed in a press conference Thursday that former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi had been killed. “Today we can definitely say the Gaddafi regime has come to an end—the last major regime strongholds have fallen,” he said. Obama cited the U.S.’s “extraordinary support” of the Libyan rebels, and he also said the U.S. will continue to be their “partner,” but also acknowledged there will be “difficult days” ahead in the “long and winding road to democracy.” Obama also called for a remembrance of those lost in the alleged terrorist acts by Gaddafi's regime, as well as the Libyan people who died at his hands. Obama did not address the future of NATO's mission in Libya, although earlier reports indicated the alliance would recommend on Friday an end to the air raids.
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