CONFISCATED FISHING BOAT: “LIBYAN MILITANTS ONBOARD” The fishing boat was diverted 40 miles away from Misurata. The Farnesina is investigating

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Armed men attacked and confiscated a Sicilian fishing boat at around 3.30 am, they took it with a big trailer without military symbols. Another fishing boat launched the alarm to the coastguard. The Farnesina is looking for the boat.

They are also trying to understand the reasons. “We just came to know that there are many Libya soldiers. We are really worried – said Adnkronos Giovanni Tumbiolo, President of a district – And a trailer full of soldiers with cameras follows the fishing boat, they are all from Libya. We are worried. This maneuver is incomprehensible to us”, according to him, “the fishing boat is reaching Misurata. Maybe it is a provocation. I also warned the Libyan minister, he did not know that much” there are 7 sailors – 4 of them are from Tunisi and 3 are from Mazara.

Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa

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