Libya may allow EU ships to pursue people-smugglers in its waters

UN-backed PM says foreign ships could be permitted to operate in Libyan waters alongside national military coastguard
Patrick Wintour
Libya’s UN-backed prime minister, Fayez al-Serraj, has said Nato or EU ships could be permitted to operate in Libyan waters alongside the national military coastguard to slow the flow of people-smuggling across the Mediterranean.
The move came as a report claimed elements of the Libyan coastguard were complicit in the smuggling and said returning anyone caught on boats to coastal detention centres was risky since conditions there were horrendous.
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Source: theguardian.com

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