The UK navy is set to deploy 200 Royal Marines to the Mediterranean to help “smash” migrant traffickers, says report.
The move, which would see the UK spearhead a multinational operation off the coast of North Africa, comes amid reports that ISIL terrorist associates are using the refugee crisis in the region to smuggle militants into Britain and Europe.
The UK’s leading role in the mission was described as the “quid pro quo” for PM David Cameron’s insistence that Britain would not accept migrants fleeing Libya for Europe, the Sunday Express reported.
Many of the migrants are genuine asylum seekers fleeing war zones, but thousands of others are would-be economic migrants.
Now writer and journalist Aly el-Kebbany says, “The Western countries in general and Britain in particular have to realize and know that what is happening in North Africa and the Arab countries is due to the interference in the area. So it was the Europeans and Americans or under the American banner, who went and bombarded Libya and created the chaos the Libyan people are living in now.”