French PM warns that Libya jihadists pose 'direct threat' to Europe
The French prime minister made the comments at a gathering in Madrid. (AFP/File)
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Jihadists in Libya pose a direct threat to Europe, according to France's prime minister.
Agencies reported that he said: “I would like to cite the question of Libya and the direct threat to our security of the creation - under our eyes and not far from our borders - of a new haven for the jihadi terrorist."
Prime Minister Manual Valls was speaking at a gathering of social democrats in Madrid, Spain.
The attack came a day after Islamists claiming loyalty to Daesh killed over 40 people in suicide car bombings in Qubbah, a town some 50 km away.
The militants said they had acted in revenge for Egyptian air strikes on Daesh targets in Derna on Monday, after the group released a video showing the execution of Egyptian Copts.