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Obama, Sarkozy honor troops who fought in Libya

Obama, Sarkozy honor troops who fought in Libya

President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are saluting service members from both their countries who fought in a NATO-led campaign that drove Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from power.
They're also celebrating the enduring U.S.-French alliance at a ceremony at Cannes City Hall after the two-day Group of 20 economic summit.
As military brass from both countries looked on, Obama said that French and American troops serving shoulder-to-shoulder in the skies over Libya succeeded in liberating the Libyan people _ and proving the strength of the bond between the U.S. and France.
He said they were carrying on a legacy of more than two centuries of cooperation between the two nations.
The triumphant 7-month air campaign ended Monday less than two weeks after Gadhafi was captured and killed.


Updated : 2021-07-30 12:59 GMT+08:00