Libyan coastguards patrol on a boat off a maritime base in Tripoli on Nov. 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA
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European Union leaders will Thursday call for more vessels for the Libyan coastguard to help it prevent migrants leaving its shores for Europe, sources said.Migrant arrivals from Libya to EU member state Italy are higher this year than last at more than 175,000 people. The EU's naval operation in the Mediterranean, Sophia, which is targeting arms traffickers and training the Libyan coastguard, is obliged to pluck out of the sea people who leave Libya in unreliable boats provided by people smugglers, meaning most of those who reach Italy arrive on EU vessels.
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