February 24, 2016

Italy gives green light to US drone use in anti-IS operations in Libya

Italy will allow US drones to fly to Libya from Italian airbases on a case by case basis as part of the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS), Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has said. Permission for the flights was reportedly given last month.

“We are in complete harmony with our international allies”, he said in a radio interview. Read more.

Libya Herald

Italy OKd 'armed U.S. drones take-off' - ANSA
Italy to allow US drones to fly out of Sicily air base for attacks on Isis - Guardian

Italy Quietly Agrees to Armed U.S. Drone Missions Over Libya - WSJ
U.S. approves Italy's request to arm its drones - ANSA

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