Tuesday, 18/2/2020 | 5:03 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

German parliament approves expanding military task off Libya coasts.

Berlin, - The German parliament , on Thursday , had approved to expand the task mission of the German army off Libyan coasts , to include banning arms smuggling as well as rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean. It's expected , that the task mission in the future will focus on banning arms importation to Da'esh organization in Libya. The new task for the army , is to monitor the maritime area , and training Libyan coatal guards. Its noteworthy , that Germany is participating in the EU mission "Sofia" , off the Libyan Coast , which had started last year , with two ships and 400 soldiers on board of them , in addition to 950 soldiers. Sofia mission , which is consisting of 22 countries , is to confront human traffickers , trading networks and to contribute in achieving security on a wider range.

Source: Libyan News Agency