Rear Admiral calls for push back off Libya

Calls for migrants boats to be turned back to Libya.

Royal Navy Rear Admiral calls for push backs off Libyan coast, likens situation to Somali coast

Jacob Borg

Royal Navy Rear Admiral Chris Parry yesterday called for United Nations intervention off the Libyan coast, saying migrants departing from there should be intercepted and sent back to Libya.

Speaking on the BBC’s Newsnight programme together with MEP Roberta Metsola, the former commander of the UK amphibious task force said the current situation in the Mediterranean is almost a carbon-copy of the piracy crisis off the Somali coast a few years ago.

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