Libya Seeks Military Support, US Backs Dialogue

August 19, 2015 08:06 PM
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Libya's internationally recognized government has urged Arab countries to launch airstrikes against Islamic State-affiliated militants who have carried out beheadings and crucifixions and taken control of the city of Sirte. In a joint statement released by the State Department, the U.S. and five European nations condemned the atrocities but continued to back political dialogue as a means to bring stability to Libya's fractured government. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports.