Italy would consider any U.S. request to use Sicily air base for Libya strikes

Italy would consider allowing the United States to use the Sigonella air base in Sicily for strikes against Islamic State militants in Libya if asked, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday. The two NATO allies had agreed in February that Italy would only allow the U.S. to conduct “defensive” strikes from there. U.S. planes bombed Islamic State targets in […]

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