Irish navy may join EU counter-terrorism mission

Sean O’Riordan
As the situation in Libya becomes more volatile, with increased attacks on civilian-run volunteer migrant rescue ships, the Defence Forces believe it is time for the Irish naval service to join EU Navfor Med (Operation Sophia), which is adopting a more aggressive approach to tackling people smugglers and illegal shipments of arms to Libya, where Islamic State has a foothold.
The Irish Examiner has learnt the Defence Forces have told the Government it is time to join the EU Navfor mission, whose member nations are attempting to intercept arms shipments to terrorists, gain vital intelligence on them and in the meantime prevent hapless migrants being launched into deathtrap boats.
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Source: http://www.irishexaminer.com/

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