Libya's rival government says would confront EU attacks on traffickers

April 23, 2015 8:48 AM

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VALLETTA (Reuters) - The group controlling Libya's coastal capital Tripoli said it would "confront" any unilateral European Union moves to attack sites used by people-traffickers, urging the bloc to consult it over plans to deal with a migration crisis.

Muhammed el-Ghirani, foreign minister of the group that is a rival to Libya's internationally-recognized government, said it had repeatedly offered to help deal with migrants leaving its shores, but its proposals had been rebuffed.

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