– ILLEGAL WEAPON SEIZED ON A SHIP SAILING TO LIBYA
The Greek Coast Guard has seized, on Tuesday 09/01/2015, a vessel carrying ammunition and weapons near the southern island of Crete, authorities said, according to the Associated Press. The shipment is believed to be linked to the Islamic State branch in Libya, according to local media reports. Authorities have not yet confirmed whether it was connected to I.S.I.S, and said more information would be released later in the day.
Libya has become a hotbed for ISIS fighters in recent months. The country is in total turmoil since the 2011 revolution, splited between two battling factions and easy prey for ISIS.
The news comes as Europe is debating a solution to a growing refugee crisis. More than 300,000 migrants, most of them fleeing war in Syria, have flooded the European Union’s borders in recent . The source of the weapon seized is yet unclear.
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