• U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, talks to special presidential envoy to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, Brett McGurk, during a 23-nation conference, in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Nations fighting the Islamic State are discussing how to prevent the group from gaining a stranglehold in Libya, though no one is resolved yet to launch a second military intervention in the North African country this decade. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Libya’s political chaos slows response to Islamic State

    ROME (AP) — The military strategy for eliminating the Islamic State in Libya appeared on hold Tuesday as nations fighting the extremist group said they could help the North African country re-establish security once its long-awaited new government is established.