BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – Italian vessel ”Commander Borsini” docked in the port of Tripoli, Friday, upon receiving the necessary permits from Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord.
The arrival of the patrol ship comes following a recent order by Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Marshal Khalifa Haftar to bar any foreign naval vessels, except for commercial ones, from entering Libyan territorial waters.
Haftar’s instruction was seen as a response to the Italian parliament’s decision to deploy Italian Navy ships into Libyan territorial waters as a part of the country’s efforts to curb the influx of migrants reaching the country via the Mediterranean.
Mandatory Credit: Office Of Information And Marine Culture – Libyan Maritime Forces
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