No troops on land in Libya, said Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in central London with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (unseen) following a meeting at Downing Street, in London, Britain April, 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ben Stansall/Pool
US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in central London with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (unseen) following a meeting at Downing Street, in London, Britain April, 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ben Stansall/Pool

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday there were no plans to deploy ground troops in Libya, but that the United States would not wait to see if Islamic State starts to gain a foothold there.

Speaking in London, Obama said it would be a challenge to support Libya’s nascent government.

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