Libya creates SAR zone
Warning aimed at NGO rescue vessels.
Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant ‘search and rescue’ zone
The Libyan navy on Thursday ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal “search and rescue zone” for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs.
Six years since a revolution that toppled longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, Libya has become a key departure point for migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.
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