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Libyan request for troops may be ‘turning point’ in Italian migrant situation

Divided lawmakers will consider sending Italian naval units to Libya to help curb the migrant traffic.

Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Sending Italian naval units to help Libya's coast guard could prove to be a "turning point" in efforts to stop traffickers from sending hundreds of thousands of migrants toward Italy's southern shores, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Thursday.