France may Fund Libya to Fight Terrorism

Reuters reports that France’s Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius  (pictured), announced on Thursday that the government was considering giving Libya more aid to fight against terrorism in the country.

He added that the French military presence in neighbouring Mali was needed to help the region. Since the French intervention in Mali, southern Libya’s vast deserts have become a haven for al Qaeda fighters who fled across Mali’s border from French forces.

France has already agreed to train 1,000 Libyan police in counter-terrorism and plans to train another 1,500, Fabius said on the sidelines of a regional border security conference in the Moroccan capital Rabat.

(Source: Reuters)

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