Italy Plans Naval Assignment Off Libya To Forestall Migrant Boats

Some anti-immigrant parties have accused the aid groups of encouraging, or even colluding with, human traffickers.
“It is very relevant news in the fight against human trafficking in Libya, if we respond positively,” Mr. Gentiloni said after the meeting.
Since 2015, the government in Tripoli has denied the European Union’s antismuggling mission, called Sophia, from entering its waters.
In the meantime, Italian government officials said they were trying to untangle thorny issues related to the rules of engagement.
Not least it requires the approval of parliament, which is scheduled to begin debating the potential deployment next Tuesday.

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