Libya asks for guns, boats

Libyan government sends list of requested equipment including boats, helicopters and weapons.

EU considering giving ships armed with machine guns to Libyan coastguard accused of killing migrants

Lizzie Dearden

Libya is asking the EU for armed ships and helicopters to increase its refugee patrols in the Mediterranean Sea amid allegations of widespread abuse against migrants.

The German parliament said a “list” of wanted equipment, including diving suits, ambulances, communications equipment and night vision gear, was being considered by the European Commission.

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