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France and Italy Each Go Their Own Way on Libya

Sep 5, 2018 | 09:30 GMT
Members of the Libyan Special Forces, who are loyal to Khalifa Hifter, ride in a pickup truck past a billboard bearing the strongman's image in Benghazi during September 2017.

Members of the Libyan Special Forces, who are loyal to Khalifa Hifter, ride in a pickup truck past a billboard bearing the strongman's image in Benghazi on Sept. 19, 2017. France and Italy have differing aims and objectives in Libya.

(ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images)

There's much that France and Italy agree on when it comes to Libya: Both want to stabilize the country so that it doesn't become a haven for terrorism or a staging ground for African migrants, and both wish to prevent its two squabbling governments from fighting one another. But try...

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