Egypt's Sisi calls on West to support Libya to avoid new Syria, Iraq

November 20, 2014 4:59 PM

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Egypt's Sisi calls on West to support Libya to avoid new Syria, Iraq

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the United States and Europe on Thursday to help the Libyan army in its fight against Islamist militants now to save the country from requiring intervention on the scale of Iraq and Syria.

Sisi said there was a danger to the region from conflict in Libya where two governments vie for legitimacy, one in Tripoli linked to Islamist militias, and an internationally-recognized government in the eastern city of Tobruk.

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