In the wake of the agreement between Italy and France, Italian warplanes have begun bombing Libya, as promised. Italy had previously stayed out of the Libyan war, but has agreed to take part in hopes of gaining French support for action to stop the migration crisis.
In other news, Libyan troops loyal to Col Muammar Khedaffi have reportedly crossed into Tunisia and shelled targets there after pursuing of fleeing rebel forces across the border.
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