July 26 2017
The European Union has extended the mandate of its counter-trafficking naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea until the end of 2018, reports the European External Action Service (EEAS).
The move was made on Tuesday in Brussels.
E.U. Naval Force MED (EUNAVFOR MED), also called Operation Sophia, aims to disrupt operations by migrant smugglers and human-traffickers in the south central Mediterranean; train the Libyan coast guard and navy; and help implement the U.N. arms...
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