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Libya asks EU for motorboats, helicopters to patrol coast

Libya is asking the European Union for motorboats and helicopters to help patrol the Mediterranean Sea for ships carrying migrants. The German government says a “request list” for Libya’s coast guard also includes ambulances, communications equipment and night vision gear. According to the German government’s response to a parliamentary question …

Military operation launched to target fuel smugglers operating at sea

The Fuel Crisis Committee, originally established by Tripoli municipal council in 2015 to find solutions to the shortage of fuel in the capital, yesterday launched what is being called “Operation Mediterranean Storm” to counter the smuggling of Libya’s subsidised fuel by sea.

Italy brokers deal with Libyan tribes to help curb migrant influx

The Italian government said on Sunday that dozens of rival tribes in southern Libya had agreed to cooperate on securing the country’s borders in an effort to curb the influx of migrants trying to reach Europe.