US to turn over responsibility for Libya mission to France, Britain within days

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday Libyans themselves would decide the future of their country and stressed the limits of US military involvement there, despite a heavy American-led assault on Muammar Gaddafi's forces.


Gates, speaking as he flew to Russia, said the US will not have a "preeminent role" in the coalition that will maintain a no-fly zone over Libya, and expected to turn over "primary responsibility" for the mission to others, such as Britain or France, within days. (Reuters)


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