Sissi Seeks UN Mandate on International Intervention in Libya

February 17, 2015 9:47 AM

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday the United Nations Security Council should adopt a resolution calling for international military intervention in Libya.

Sissi's comments came in an interview with France's Europe 1 radio, a day after his forces carried out airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in the eastern Libyan city of Darna. Those bombings were retaliation for the militants' beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.

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