Ibrahim Dabbachi, Libya’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said Italy, U.S., Britain and France have announced their intention to launch a military air operation against the sites and positions of the terrorist organization – Daech (Islamic State) – in Libya.

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He said this while briefing journalist in Tripoli on Saturday.

He said the countries were determined to launch the air strikes, if the political conditions in the country permitted.

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Dabbachi said the role of the Libyan forces would be limited to operations on the ground against the positions of the terrorist organisation, as the four countries carry out air cover.

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He said the Security Council adopted a resolution supporting and backing the Libyan national coalition government led by Fayez al-Sarraj, established from the political deal signed two weeks ago in the Moroccan city of Skhirat. (PANA-NAN)