The support from either France or Italy for either rival sides in the conflict in Libya depends on their own vital interests, according to Wolfgang Pusztai, Austria's former defense attaché to Libya.
Members of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, get ready before heading out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya, April 13, 2019. (File photo: Reuters)
Fighters from the Libyan forces of the National Accord (GNA) patrol Sirte's Al-Giza Al-Bahriya district on December 20, 2016 after they drove the ISIS group out of its Libyan stronghold. (File photo)