EUNAVFOR Med ‘needs Libya access’

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EU anti-migrant smuggler operation ‘needs Libya access’


Europe’s military operation to seize and destroy boats used by migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean will not work unless it has access to Libyan territory, its deputy commander said Tuesday.

For the past three weeks, Operation Sophia has been operating in international waters, charged with arresting smugglers and seizing their vessels as Europe tries to stem the flow of migrants making the perilous sea crossing.

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