Plane carrying 19 Eritreans leaves Italy bound for Sweden under EU's redistribution plan

October 9, 2015 8:03 AM

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ROME – An Italian police aircraft carrying 19 Eritreans has taken off from Rome's Ciampino airport bringing the first refugees to Sweden under the European Union's new resettlement program aimed at redistributing asylum-seekers from hard-hit receiving countries.

The aircraft carrying the refugees was bound for Kallax Airport in Lulea, in the far north of Sweden.

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