US likely to keep combat role after Libya shift (AP) – 553th Edition

25 03 2011

A Dutch F-16 aircraft prepares for landing at the Decimomannu airbase, in Sardinia, Italy, Thursday, March 24, 2011. French fighter jets struck an air base deep inside Libya and destroyed one of Gadhafi's planes Thursday, and other coalition bombers struck artillery, arms depots and parked helicopters. (AP Photo/Rosi Coroneo)AP – U.S. warplanes will keep flying strike missions over Libya even after the U.S. relinquishes the lead command role to NATO as early as this weekend in the fight against Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, the Pentagon indicated Thursday.

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