Middle East

Italian effort to stop migrants fuels bloody battle in Libya

In this July 25, 2017 file photo, sub saharan migrants wait to be rescued by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, in the Mediterranean Sea, about 15 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. Rival Libyan militias have turned their guns against each other in fierce fighting that has killed dozens the past weeks and endangered Roman ruins in Sabratha. The fighting is in part fallout from an Italian-backed deal that funded militias to act as police forces to stop migrants from crossing the Mediter

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 06, 2017, on page 8.

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