(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama congratulated the people of Libya on Sunday for their declaration of liberation.
In a statement, the president said the Libyan people can “celebrate their freedom and the beginning of a new era of promise” after four decades of Moammar Gadhafi’s rule.
The president says the United States will continue working with international partners and the United Nations to help Libya stabilize. The United States will also, Obama says, help Libya’s transitional council hold the country’s first free and fair elections.
Gadhafi was captured and killed by Libyans Thursday, seven months after Obama authorized the Pentagon to begin what the administration described as a limited military campaign to protect Libyan civilians who were rebelling against the dictator's rule.
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