Italy warns time ‘running out’ for Libya

Italian authorities have called for quick action in face of the deteriorating situation in Libya. There is a risk of Islamic State establishing a stronghold in the African country, Italian foreign minister has said.

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni urged the international community to “quicken its pace before it is too late” to find a solution for security problems in Libya. Speaking before the Italian parliament on Wednesday, Gentiloni warned of “Islamic State” fighters merging with many armed factions wrestling for control of the North African country.

“There is an evident risk of an alliance being forged between local groups and Daesh and it is a situation that has to be monitored with maximum attention,” Gentiloni told Italian lawmakers, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State.
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Source News: DW