French Defense Minister: ISIS militants might be sent to Italy via Libyan coast

Jean-Yves Le Drian. Ian Langsdon/EPA/MaxPPP
Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Ian Langsdon/EPA/MaxPPP

Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Defense Minister, told French newspaper LA Figaro that ISIS has now more than 5000 fighters in Libya and he fears that they would turn their destination to Italy using the migration boats off Libya’s coast.

He explained that his country’s air force is already hovering in the Libyan skies and observing the moves of the terrorist groups in Libya, stressing that France finds it unnecessary to send troops on the ground in Libya.

The French Defence Minister concluded his interview with LA Figaro by wishing that Libyans rally around the government of accord to prevail peace and security.


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