Allies Are Split on Goal and Exit Strategy in Libya
NATO Takes Command

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Rebel fighters take cover during a shelling near Ajdabiyah, Libya on Thursday.

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WASHINGTON | March 24, 2011

Having largely succeeded in stopping a rout of Libya’s rebels, the inchoate coalition attacking Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s forces remains divided over the ultimate goal – and exit strategy – of what officials acknowledged Thursday would be a military campaign that could last for weeks.