"When it comes to Libya… There are no plans to launch a new military operation in Libya. We fully support efforts to try to find a political solution, a negotiated peaceful solution," Stoltenberg told reporters at the opening of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels.
Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh in the Arab world) has seized several towns in Libya since November 2014, when a number of Libyan militias pledged allegiance to the group. Libya remains fractured among rival militia lines, with the internationally recognized government in charge of the country's eastern regions.
NATO previously intervened in Libya in March 2011 during the country's civil war. A UN Security Council resolution providing for a no-fly zone over Libya was used as a pretext to launch an aerial campaign targeting government forces. The campaign resulted in the fall of Muammar Gaddafi regime after 40 years in power.