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Libyan Newswire

Written question – Influx of wounded jihadis from Libya into Italian hospitals – E-003163/2017

A recent investigation by the British Guardian newspaper, based on Italian intelligence sources, has uncovered a ruse operating since late 2015, in which wounded members of Isis and other jihadist movements use false documents supplied by complaisant Libyan officials to gain entry to medical centres in Italy and other European countries.

Taking advantage of a Libyan Government-funded support scheme for government soldiers, a criminal network based in Misrata has apparently helped an indeterminate number of Islamic State fighters, including some of high rank, under cover of bogus personal details, to go for treatment in Italy and Schengen area countries.

How does the Commission view this serious situation, which underlines the danger arising from the flows of illegal immigrants from Libya, who are managing to slip into EU territory without any guarantee as to their identity and real intentions?

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