The U.S. already has quietly deployed special operations teams into Libya to gather intelligence on the presence of Daesh, and to determine which rebel forces could be willing partners in the fight against Daesh. Pentagon estimates that there are as many as 3,000 Daesh militants in the country
The communiqué also reaffirmed its support for the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement of Skhirat, Morocco signed on Dec. 17, 2015.
"We share the Libyan people’s aspiration to transform Libya into a secure and democratic state, achieve unity and reconciliation, and restore the rule of law and state authority. We are committed to supporting all efforts of the GNA in order to enhance political outreach throughout the country," it added.
The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj held a joint news conference in Vienna.
Kerry said it was "imperative" to back the Government of National Accord. He said humanitarian aid to Libya must be accelerated. "The international community will support the Presidency Council as it seeks exemption from the UN arms embargo to acquire those weapons and bullets needed to fight Daesh and other terrorist groups," he added.