UN backs EU operation against Libya arms smuggling

The UN Security Council today authorised an EU naval force to intercept ships suspected of arms smuggling to Libya.

United Nations: The UN Security Council today authorised an EU naval force to intercept ships suspected of arms smuggling to Libya, moving to shore up Tripoli's unity government as it battles the Islamic State group.

The council unanimously adopted a resolution drafted by Britain and France that expands the mission of Operation Sophia, which has been combating migrant-smuggling in the Mediterranean. 

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