No U.S. boots on the ground in post-Gaddafi Libya: U.S.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2011 11:23 AM
No U.S. boots on the ground in post-Gaddafi Libya: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States does not plan to send ground forces into Libya to assist in any international peacekeeping operations following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said on Monday.

Lapan added that the United States believed that Gaddafi was still in Libya, but did not offer further detail on his presumed whereabouts. He said U.S. surveillance operations over Libya, as part of the NATO mission, were expected to continue in the coming days.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Eric Beech)