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Four Western Countries Plan Airstrikes in Libya | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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United states, Britain, France, and Italy


United states, Britain, France, and Italy

United states, Britain, France, and Italy


The UN Security Council is preparing to issue a resolution on the Libyan mission recently launched after the signing of the peace agreement in Libya in Morocco today.
Diplomatic sources announced that there will be an international resolving towards launching airstrikes on active terrorist organization especially ISIS affiliated sights in Libya.
Libya’s ambassador to the UN Ibrahim al-Dabashi from his New York, told Asharq Al-Awsat that he expects airstrike deployment soon, but did not specify possible launch dates.
When asked about countries preparing for the airstrikes, al-Dabashi said “United states, Britain, France, and Italy”.
He continued, “UN resolution 2214 asks all countries to fight terrorism in Libya, which represents a clear cut authorization only requiring of different countries to inform the government in Libya in advance, and coordinate with it.”
Al-Dabashi announced that he expects the issuance of a UN Security Council resolution on Dec 22 that will welcome the signing of a peace agreement in Libya by the two conflict parties, affirming its recognition of the Government of National Accord (GNA) as a sole legitimate authority once it is established.
He added that the resolution drafted by the British delegation was still under discussion among member states which calls on the need to speed up the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA), with Fayez Al Sarraj as president, and establishing security measures capable of stabilizing the country.
Meanwhile, in Gammarth Tunisia, UN Special Representative to Libya Martin Kobler met with leaders of Libyan municipalities and the GNA presidency council on Monday Dec 21, in an attempt to broaden the support base for the agreement reached in Skhirat- Morocco.