An unpublicized meeting by Arab chiefs of staff will take place in Cairo on May 18 to coordinate plans for a Libyan intervention, an Arab League source revealed. France and Italy may also play a role, the source said.

The meeting, which will include high-ranking military personnel from Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Sudan and Libya is intended to set up intervention plans to stabilize Libya, which has seen unrest since the toppling of the Gadhafi government in 2011.

According to the Arab League, source talks between Libya National Army chief Maj. Gen. Khalifa Haftar, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Arab leaders have resulted in arms purchases by the Libyan Army, including helicopters delivered on April 26 from the UAE. […]