Italian Ships to Monitor Libyan Coast

Italy is reported to be sending a naval fleet to monitor the Libyan coast and protect Italian shipping and oil rigs from attacks.

According to DefenseNews, the mission, dubbed Mare Sicuro, or Safe Seas, will likely involve a landing helicopter dock vessel, two FREMM-class frigates, a patrol vessel and Predator UAVs.

A source said the operationn could also involve monitoring Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) communications in Libya and radar monitoring of shipping.

(Source: DefenseNews)

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