BRUSSELS: NATO agreed has to take over part of the military operations against Libya â€” enforcement of the no-fly zone â€” after days of hard bargaining among its members. But attacks on the ground will continue to be run by the coalition led by the US , which has been anxious to give up the lead role.NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who announced the NATO agreement late Thursday in Brussels, said the alliance operation would proceed in parallel with the bombing campaign carried out by coalition aircraft.â€œAt this moment there will still be a coalition operation and a NATO operation,â€ Fogh Rasmussen said. â€œWe are considering whether NATO should take on the broader responsibility in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution, but that decision has not been reached yet.â€In Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised NATO for taking over the no-fly zone, even though the US had hoped the alliance would have agreed Thursday to take full control of the military operation that was authorized by the United Nations, including the protection of Libyan civilians and supporting humanitarian aid efforts on the ground.NATO expects to commence enforcement of the no-fly zone within 48-72 hours. The operation will be commanded from Naples, Italy, by Adm. Samuel J. Locklear. US warplanes will continue flying strike missions over Libya, the Pentagon said earlier Thursday.NATO also agreed to launch military planning for a broader mandate, including a no-drive zone that would prevent Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafiâ€™s armor and artillery from moving. The North Atlantic Council is scheduled to meet on Sunday to consider the plans.â€œWithout prejudging deliberations, I would expect a decision in coming days,â€ Fogh Rasmussen said.NATOâ€™S top decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council, had been struggling for six days to reach an agreement on using its military command and control capability to coordinate the operation in Libya. The logjam appeared to have broken earlier Thursday when Turkey, which had sought assurances that the NATO operation would be limited, finally gave its assent. The alliance needs the approval of all 28 members to take such action.Turkeyâ€™s parliament authorized the government to participate in military operations in Libya, including the no-fly zone. Turkey is NATOâ€™s only Muslim member.Before the approval of the mission, hundreds of people, including members of left-wing political parties, protested against the deployment outside Turkeyâ€™s Parliament as well as the US Embassy, where protesters chanted slogans against NATO and Stavridisâ€™ visit.Separately, the 27 European Union heads of government, also in Brussels for a summit, issued a statement saying the EU stood ready to assist in building a new Libya â€œin cooperation with the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union and others.â€ In Rome, Italyâ€™s parliament approved the countryâ€™s involvement in Libya with back-to-back votes in both houses. The lower Chamber of Deputies gave its approval on Thursday, a day after the Senate.Italy has offered the coalition attacking military targets in Libya the use of seven military bases for its aircraft.It has also made available eight of its own jets for use in missions. But it has been pushing for NATO to take over command of the operation.French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the United Arab Emirates had committed 12 planes to the coalition.Sarkozy said on Friday it was up to Libyans themselves to decide on the fate of leader Qaddafi.â€œThe future of Libya, the political choices of Libya, including what they decide to do with Muammar Qaddafi and his henchmen is the problem of the Libyans, itâ€™s not our problem,â€ Sarkozy told a news briefing after talks between EU leaders in Brussels.