Migrants wait to disembark from the Panamanian ship Dignity 1 in the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo, Italy, June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
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The United Nations refugee chief Tuesday warned the European Union over its planned military operation to target people smugglers in the Mediterranean, saying migrants attempting the risky sea crossing must be protected.Antonio Guterres, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, welcomed the initial intelligence-gathering phase of the new mission, which could begin as early as next week, but said rescuing migrants at sea should be the top priority.EU leaders agreed at a summit in April, overshadowed by the sinking of a rickety migrant boat with the loss of 800 lives, to formulate a plan to tackle the crisis at source on the southern shores of the Mediterranean, including a military option to go after smugglers in Libya.
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