Secretary-General arrives in Tripoli to announce end of seven-month campaign
NATO officially ends its seven-month sea and air campaign in Libya one minute before midnight tonight. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen came to Tripoli to announce that the campaign – which helped remove longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi from power – will end tonight.
In wake of Gadhafi's death, Yemeni and Syrian people telling leaders "You're next"
Moammar Gadhafi’s death has inspired people of Syria and Libya to send a message to their dictators, “You’re next.” The death of the Libyan leader brought joy to people all over the world yesterday. "This is a lesson for all dictatorships: The clear fate of all who kill his people is to end up under the feet of the nation," said Omar Al-Muqdad, a Syrian opposition activist, according to CNN.
Allies cease their fire on camps loyal to Gadhafi.
CNN reports that the Libyan town of Misrata received relief today after experiencing a long night of coalition air strikes last night. According to witnesses the strikes were targetting camps of forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. U.S. military officials confirmed air strikes targetting military sites in Misrata and the eastern town of Ajdabiya Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. However, this morning was the most quiet it has been in Misrata in a week.
Polling shows majority of U.S. public approves Obama's military action.
New polling shows Americans approve of Obama's handling of the crisis in Libya, according to MSNBC.
A CBS News poll released on Tuesday indicates that half of Americans believe Obama's use of the military in Libya is justified. Twenty-nine percent disapprove and 20 percent have no opinion. Sixty-six percent of Democrats approve compared with 43 percent of Republicans.
Two crew members have been rescued after a fighter jet crashed in Libya.
A U.S. fighter jet went down in Libya after experiencing an equipment malfunction, according to CNN. However, crew members ejected safely and are now out of Libya and in U.S. hands said a senior defense official on Tuesday.
A pilot and weapons officer had flown an F-15E Strike Eagle from Aviano Air Base in Italy to Libya when the fighter experienced problems.
CNN reports that Libyan President Moamar Gadhafi's compound lies in ruin this morning in Tripoli after U.S. and allie forces bombarded it last night. While Gadhafi's whereabouts are unknown, many are questioning if the United States and allies are in fact trying to kill him.
U.S. Vice Admiral Bill Gortney said Gadhafi is not a targe.
"We are not going after Gadhafi. We are not targeting his residence," he said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday to announce that the United States will no longer have a relationship with the Libyan embassy, according to CNN.