Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday that the Sunday attack on Libya's oil terminals is aimed at destabilizing the country.

Briefing the Lower House and Senate defence committees of the Italian Parliament on Libya, he indicated that the attack was conducted by Sudanese and Chadian militiamen loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar.

"The situation is still unstable, one cannot say that Haftar has control nor that others have it, clashes are ongoing, albeit on a smaller scale," he said.

The country's defense minister Roberta Pinotti told the parliament that the Italian government had agreed to set up a field hospital in Libya's Misrata to treat wounded Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos fighters.

Pinotti said the military hospital will be set up at Misrata airport and will feature 60 doctors and nurses, 135 logistics personnel and 100 'protection force troops.


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