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Washington Expects EU Would Support Fight Against Daesh in Libya

© AP Photo / Mohamed SalamaStreet is filled with debris and abandoned houses in the city of Benghazi, Libya (File)
Street is filled with debris and abandoned houses in the city of Benghazi, Libya (File) - Sputnik International
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The United States believes that its partners in Europe are willing to support the US-led coalition in going after the terror group Daesh in Libya, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic States Brett McGurk told said on Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Daesh terrorist group, occupying vast territories in Syria and Iraq, has been increasing its presence in Libya, which has been locked in a conflict since the overthrow of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi.

In January, media reported that US President Barack Obama was making plans to open a third front against Daesh in Libya, following military operations in Syria and Iraq started by a US-led coalition in 2014.

"I would expect an awful lot of cooperation… [from] a lot of the countries," McGurk reporters during a White House press briefing, listing Italy and France among others. "[W]e’re talking about taking a leading role, but mainly a leading role in supporting a new government of national accord [in Libya]."

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