EU set to approve mission to destroy boats used by people-smugglers
May 18 , 2015
Foreign and defense ministers from EU are likely to back a mission to destroy boats that are used by people-smugglers in Libya.
The details of the command and control structure of the mission will also be discussed during a meeting in Brussels amid EU's attempts to stem the surge of migrants taking the Mediterranean Sea route to reach the shores of Italy.
This year alone, more than 1,800 migrants, most of them escaping poverty or conflict in Africa and the Middle East, have died in the sea.