Hollande: No military intervention in Libya

By Nihal Zaroug.

Tripoli, 2 June 2013:

French President Francois Hollande has moved to quash rumours of plans of military intervention in southern Libya to crack down on Islamist militants said to be now based there.

“We have not been asked by the Libyan government for help and the UN has not proposed an intervention,” he said in a joint interview with France24, RFI and TV5 Monde on 31 May. France, he insisted, would not act without UN backing and would only support the Libyan state if requested.

Rumours have been flying around in Libya for . . .

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