Western – Jan 19

Jan 19, 2016 | International actors

News reports confirmed that unidentified airstrikes targeted the port and other locations inside Sirte on 14 Janaury. It is highly likely that these strikes are conducted by international forces (France, US) but local reports (and ISIS) suggested that Libyan aircraft from Misrata were responsible.

Germany’s defense minister says she does not rule out dispatching military forces to Libya, although she has not clarified the nature of the potential deployment. In a Sunday interview with Bild newspaper about reports on Berlin’s plans for troop deployment to Libya, Ursula von der Leyen said “Germany will not be able to evade responsibility for contributing its share.”