EU border agency says to help Italy with Tunisian migrants

15th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

The EU border agency FRONTEX will help Italian authorities deal with a wave of illegal immigration from Tunisia on the island of Lampedusa, its chief Ilkka Laitinen said Tuesday.

"It is a matter of days and this operation will be launched," Laitinen said in Berlin, adding that it will comprise between 30 and 50 personnel, "some vessels and a couple of aircraft."

© 2011 AFP

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