Libya accuses Italian navy of violating waters

Italy’s defence ministry denied any of its ships had violated Libyan waters.

Libya accuses Italian navy of violating waters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya‘s elected government has accused the Italian navy of violating the country’s territorial waters after authorities said they spotted three Italian warships off the eastern coast, but Italy’s government on Sunday dismissed the claim.

Libya is caught in a conflict between its recognised government in the east and a self-proclaimed government controlling Tripoli, a rivalry western powers worry has allowed Islamist militants and people smugglers to grow in strength.

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