US requested Rome to use Italian airbases against ISIS in Libya

US requested in the last few days Rome to use Italian airspace and airbases for bombing missions against ISIS in Libya. The move follows a series of US air strikes against ISIS militants in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte on Monday 1.8. That action – which President Barack Obama declared as in the “vital national interests” of the US – is anticipated to be the first move in a sustained international offensive against ISIS outside of Iraq and Syria.


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