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AP source: Clinton to go to London for Libya talks

By BRADLEY KLAPPER
The Associated Press
Thursday, March 24, 2011; 3:53 PM

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to London next week for an international conference to coordinate the strategy and military operation against Moammar Gadhafi's regime in Libya.

A U.S. official says Clinton will attend Tuesday's meeting hosted by British Foreign Secretary William Hague. Foreign ministers from other nations participating in the U.N.-authorized mission in Libya will attend.

Clinton's visit comes as the U.S. seeks to step back from its leading role in the military campaign.

The official spoke of condition on anonymity ahead of a formal announcement later Thursday.

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