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Smugglers fire shots in migrant rescue operation

People smugglers fired several shots on Monday to recover a wooden boat after the migrants it was carrying were rescued some 60 NM from Libya. The search and rescue operation was carried out by an Italian tugboat and Icelandic Coast Guard ... more

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2 400 migrants rescued off Libyan coast before Easter

Italian authorities rescued 2 400 migrants who left Libya on wooden fishing boats and rubber dinghies ahead of the Easter holiday last week, including 318 migrants rescued by Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Týr taking part in the ... more

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Operation Triton – winter developments

Winter used to bring some respite for those agencies responsible for controlling Europe’s long Mediterranean borders. For each of the last ten years, irregular migration has slowed or even stopped in the run-up to Christmas, with the ... more

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