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France considers military intervention in Libya

The French government said on Wednesday that it is considering military operations against Daesh in Libya should the appropriate conditions be fulfilled, Anadolu has reported.

Spokesman Stephane Le Foll said that the required conditions are the formation of a Libyan government in the capital Tripoli, a subsequent request from the government for a military operation by France and, as happened in Mali, an international resolution for such an intervention.

The media in France has said recently that Daesh has been trying to control Libyan oil supplies. The group is building up its power continuously, it has been reported, mainly with new members from North Africa. The UN believes that Daesh has between 2,000 and 3,000 fighters in Libya.

According to Anadolu, France has not yet carried out any military operation in Libya, but it has been making reconnaissance sorties over the border from its military base in Niger.

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