Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi has distanced his country from the ongoing airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria. He said the country would consider joining the fight when a clear strategy was shown. He referred to the Four-year civil war in Libya which was led by the then French president, Nicolas Sarkozy in 2011 which he said was "no happy choice". Renzi expressed his respect for the current French President, Francois Hollande, who had ordered airstrikes against the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria. He said the Italian Military already had troops in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Somalia and Iraq.