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Splits emerge over Libya operation

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Just days after Norwegian politicians displayed rare, unified support for the government’s decision to back UN-approved military intervention in Libya, criticism is rising within the Socialist Left party. Defense Minister Grete Faremo, meanwhile, was keeping Norway’s F16 jets parked on Crete until leadership of the UN-backed military operation was resolved.
 
The six fighter jets that took off from their Norwegian bases on Monday headed for a new base on Crete. There they will wait, Faremo told reporters after they were airborne, until the Norwegian military knows and is comfortable with who will actually have command over the operation.

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