The Corriere della Sera daily cited Renzi’s secret February 10 decree on Thursday as saying 50 Italian special forces troops were ready to join US, UK and French counterparts to fight Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) jihadist group fighters in Libya.
"Mass media are attempting to present scenarios of an Italian war in Libya, which do not correspond to reality," Renzi said as quoted by the Ansa news service.
"Only then will we be able to assess, based on the request of the legitimate government, the level of Italian participation. In any case, this will require the necessary parliamentary and organizational procedures," he underscored.
The 50 anti-Daesh special forces would reportedly be under the purview of Italy’s External Intelligence and Security Agency.