NATO has no plans to launch a military operation in Libya, the alliance’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.
“When it comes to Libya… There are no plans to launch a new military operation in Libya. We fully support efforts to try to find a political solution, a negotiated peaceful solution,” Stoltenberg told reporters at the opening of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels.
Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh in the Arab world) has seized several towns in Libya since November 2014, when a number of Libyan militias pledged allegiance to the group. Libya remains fractured among rival militia lines, with the internationally recognized government in charge of the country’s eastern regions.