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Sicilian fishermen’s capture escalates ‘red prawn war’ between Italy and Libya

Families of 18 fishermen detained by Libyan militia forces feel abandoned by Italian government

MAZARA DEL VALLO, Italy — There’s little question that Libya’s lawlessness poses a threat to European security.

  • Stefania D’Ignoti
  • Politico

But while the danger of a failed state on the Continent’s doorstep remains largely abstract for most, it has become a painful reality for Insaf Jemmali.

Since September, Jemmali has anxiously waited for news of her father Farhat, one of 18 Sicilian fishermen detained in Libya by forces of militia leader Khalifa Haftar, who…

The 21-year-old has been…

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