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Italy wants to do a military intervention in Libya as soon as possible. Premier Renzi is only waiting for a UN resolution that allows the possibility to send troops. Italians who are still in Libya, are called to leave the country.
The Italian government is very concerned about the security situation in Libya. "This concern is mainly fuelled by the rise of jihadists militias in northern Libya. This week Islamic fighters firmed their grip on the city of Sirte, northeast of Tripoli. The fighters pledged loyalty to the caliphate of the Islamic State in Iraq Syria when they did that, "says NIS correspondent Rop Zoutberg.