Are PMSCs the answer for the Med?
The question is being asked…
Faced with migrants and terrorists is private security the answer for Med shipping?
As if it is not enough for shipping in the Mediterranean that it is being seen as a migrant rescue service, there are now warnings that those same vessels could be harbouring Islamic State (IS) terrorists.
In May, a leaked EU strategy paper outlining a year-long Libyan air and naval campaign “to fight the migrants traffickers in accordance with international law”, noted: “The potential presence of hostile forces, extremists or terrorists such as [Islamic State] should also be taken into consideration.”
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