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Tripoli leaders use migrant issue as they yearn for recognition

Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that have seized power in the Libyan capital and helps authorities there cope, the de facto government in Tripoli said.

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UK to Provide Drones to Combat Libyan People Smugglers

Britain will supply drones and intelligence gathering equipment and is prepared to take the lead in operations on the Mediterranean Sea where 1,800 migrants have drowned so far this year. The UK’s military response is being discussed in Brussels at a key EU meeting on how to tackle the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, with the UK poised to lead …

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Migrant crisis: EU plan to strike Libya networks could include ground forces

European plans for a military campaign to smash the migrant smuggling networks operating out of Libya include options for ground forces on Libyan territory. The 19-page strategy paper for the mission, obtained by the Guardian, focuses on an air and naval campaign in the Mediterranean and in Libyan territorial waters, …

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