German UN Envoy on Islamic State's Rise 'We Simply Can't Give Up on Libya'

With the situation rapidly deteriorating in Libya, the UN's special representative to the country, Martin Kobler of Germany, is pushing for a unity government in a last-ditch effort to halt the Islamic State's march there. He warns that time is running out.
Heavy black smoke rises from an oil facility in Libya's Ras Lanouf region following an attack by the Islamic State last month.

Heavy black smoke rises from an oil facility in Libya's Ras Lanouf region following an attack by the Islamic State last month.

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Martin Kobler, the UN's special representative for Libya, is one of the top German diplomats at the global organization.

Martin Kobler, the UN's special representative for Libya, is one of the top German diplomats at the global organization.

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