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Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano calls for international cooperation for the monitoring of the Libyan border

On Thursday, while presiding over the UN Security Council Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano stressed the need for increased security measures on the Libyan border. Alfano stated that “the fight against terrorism remains a strategic priority” and that  “enforcing control” of the border is “crucial”. He added that ISIS fighters …

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Libyan Patrols Turn Back Thousands of Refugees

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Within the last two days, 1,425 refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe were stopped by Libyan patrols, said naval spokesperson Ayoub Qassem on Friday. Qassem said that close to 1050 refugees were found on seven boats and were all sent back on Wednesday. Many of …

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6,500 Refugees Rescued

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said that close to 3,000 migrants and refugees were saved in 30 different rescue missions in the Strait of Sicily on Tuesday. In the last two days, close to 10,000 lives were saved by rescue missions on the Mediterranean Sea. …

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41 Bodies Found on Libyan Shore

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Saturday 41 bodies, thought to be refugees, were found by volunteers on shores of Sabratha, a coastal city in Libya. The volunteers received training provided by the city council to spot human trafficking victims in mid-July. “We think that these are people who drowned …

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Hundreds feared dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

(Republished from the Guardian) Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned in the southern Mediterranean last week, in what would be the deadliest migrant shipwreck in months. A repurposed fishing boat overloaded by smugglers with up to 500 Africans hoping to reach Italy from eastern Libya sunk as passengers …

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