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NATO is not planning combat operations inside Libya, which is facing an increased security threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said.
“We are not planning combat operations, this is not on the agenda at all. We will not do anything without government request,” Stoltenberg told Al Jazeera.
Stoltenberg said that the transatlantic military alliance was looking to help support Libya’s defence capability.
He added that NATO can a play a role in checking human trafficking, and help in surveillance and counter-terrorism efforts.