France has offered to work with Libya to seal its boders to Islamist fighters fleeing Mali, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday.
Security officials say the vast deserts of southern Libya are becoming the latest safe havens for Al-Qaeda-linked fighters driven out of Mali by the French-led offensive against Islamist militias.
"France is available to bring contributions to the sovereign tools of the Libyan state, especially on securing the borders," Le Drian told a press conference after attending a security conference in Singapore.
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