EU to launch migrant drone ops

GCHQ also involved in operations.

EU to launch surveillance missions against Mediterranean people traffickers ‘within days’

First phase of intelligence gathering to be followed by active intervention to board and disable smuggler vessels and arrest the traffickers


British-backed surveillance missions against people traffickers in the Mediterranean will be launched within days, it was confirmed on Monday morning.

Federica Mogherini, the EU’s most senior diplomat, said European foreign ministers had given their unanimous backing to the first phase of a military operation against smuggling gangs in north Africa.

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