Migrant crisis: Libya strongman Haftar warns Italy over ships

The head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has vowed to repel any Italian ships approaching Libya’s waters without permission.

On Wednesday, Italy’s parliament approved a plan to send naval boats to Libya to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

Italy is the main recipient of migrants making the dangerous trip from Libya.

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar has now ordered naval bases in four Libyan cities to block Italian ships.