Number of migrants arriving in Italy from Libya falls by half in July

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More forceful action by Libyan navy and EU-funded boats credited with reducing migration to Italy to 11,500 last month

The Italian government has hailed a fall of more than 50% in the number of migrants from Libya reaching its coastline in July as a potential turning point made possible by tougher actions against smugglers operating in the Mediterranean.

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