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Libya’s rival (Islamist) government says would ‘confront’ EU attacks on traffickers

Over 200 illegal migrants invaders cram into a boat as they are shipped to the Italian mainland after being rescued by Italian Guardia di Finanza boat ‘Denaro’ in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

(Reuters) – The group controlling Libya’s coastal capital Tripoli said it would “confront” any unilateral European Union moves to attack sites used by people-traffickers, urging the bloc to consult it over plans to deal with an migration invasion crisis.

Muhammed el-Ghirani, foreign minister of the group that is a rival to Libya’s internationally-recognized government, said it had repeatedly offered to help deal with migrants invaders leaving its shores, but its proposals had been rebuffed.

His comments, made in an interview with the Times of Malta published on Thursday, underlined the challenges facing EU ministers meeting in Brussels to find ways to stem the numbers (of invaders) risking their lives traveling from Libya, a country mired in political chaos…

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Bomb the boats.
    Feed the fish.
    Problem solved.
    No need to even think about Libya.
    Or what is left of it.

    • tom_billesley

      Almost everything in Libya is close to the coast and within naval artillery range. Much cheaper than bombing.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The biggest challenge facing EU ministers is overcoming their own stupidity.

    • Frau Katze

      I think they have terminal stupidity.