Egypt's Sisi urges UN mandate for Libya coalition

February 17, 2015 12:05 PM

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Egypt's Sisi urges UN mandate for Libya coalition

PARIS (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called for a United Nations resolution mandating an international coalition to intervene in Libya after Egypt's airforce bombed Islamic State targets there.

"There is no other choice, taking into account the agreement of the Libyan people and government and that they call on us to act," he told France's Europe 1 radio in an interview aired on Tuesday. "We have to work together to defeat terrorism."

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