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Libyan Newswire

US, BRITAIN CAN PREVENT DAESH FROM GAINING FOOTHOLD IN LIBYA � OBAMA

LONDON, -- President Barack Obama said on Friday the US and Britain could prevent the so-called Daesh terrorist group from gaining a foothold in Libya to carry out attacks on Europe and the US.

Obama made the statement during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, adding that the US and Britain don't seek to dispatch military forces to support the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).

Washington and London are determined to provide technical support for the government, and help it combat terrorism and address economic collapse, he said.

He added that it doesn't need to send any ground forces to Libya and the government there will not welcome this move.

He, however, added that the US and Britain would not stand silent until Sirte City, Libya, turns to be a platform of launching hostilities against the West.

He sees that Libya can rebuild itself, thanks to its largest oil reserves and small population compared with the countries which shared the same conditions.

Meanwhile, Cameron said the Libyan crisis poses a great threat and this needs coordination with Americans and Europeans, Britain's' partners, so as to support the GNA there.

He referred to the importance of international support to help Libya control borders, adding that strengthening coastal security will contribute to stopping illegal migrations to Europe.

Obama and Cameron held talks at 10 Downing Street on Daesh threats posing to their countries and the world, and the crises in Libya, Afghanistan and Ukraine as well as means of boosting economic cooperation.

Source: Name News Network

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