Libya migrants

Italy Airlifts migrants from Libya to Rome

ROME (AP) — Italy organized a first airlift of refugees from Libyan detention centers to Rome after coming under international criticism for helping the Libyan coast guard block migrants from leaving by boat.The Interior Ministry said the refugees were due

Illegal migrants from Africa, attempting to reach Europe, walk towards a detention center off the coastal town of Guarabouli, 60 kilometres (36 miles) east of the capital, on July 8, 2017. Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable craft sank off the Libyan coast, the coastguard …

Libyan General Orders Navy to Confront Ships Entering Waters

CAIRO (AP) — The commander of Libya’s self-styled national army in the country’s east has ordered naval and air forces to confront any vessel entering the country’s territorial waters without permission, after Italy began a naval mission to help stem a popular migration route at the behest of the U.N.-backed government in the west.

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