Gadhafi reportedly urged Italian women to convert to Islam
Parliament voted in favor of increased presence in North Africa and cutting the number of troops in the Middle East. Rome hopes to fight the human trafficking that has brought hundreds of thousands of migrants to Italy.
EU-backed agreements between Italy and Libya have reduced the number of migrants reaching EU shores. But the cost has been "unimaginable horrors," according to the UN human rights commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein.
The US has carried out air strikes against so-called "Islamic State" in Libya, killing several in the second set of strikes in recent days. Meanwhile, Rome unveiled plans to stem the flow of migrants through Libya.
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