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EU: Libyan Cities Profiting Millions from Smuggling Business

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, the EU’s commander for Operation Sophia, said that Libya’s coastal cities are making $346 million from the illegal smuggling business. The EU launched Operation Sophia last year as a naval operation to regulate the flow of refugees and migrants fleeing to …

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EU Agrees To Help Libya’s Coastguard With Migrant Crisis

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Monday European Union foreign ministers attended a meeting in Brussels where they agreed to Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj’s request to provide training to the Libyan navy and coastguard. The meeting focused on strategies to defeat the ISIS threat in Libya and cutting down illegal …

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