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EU mulls trafficker military action against traffickers

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The European Union is mulling a "military operation" targeting human traffickers in the Mediterranean in the wake of last weekend's migrant-boat disaster in which hundreds died, European Commission Spokesperson Natasha Bertaud said Tuesday. The European Commission presented a 10-point plan Monday including destroying smugglers' boats on the Libyan coast. This is also part of a five-point Italian plan unveiled Tuesday which includes the possible use of drones. The proposals will be examined by a special EU summit Thursday. Italian investigators said Tuesday that they estimated that around 850 people were aboard the migrant-boat that sank in the southern Mediterranean last weekend. Rescuers saved 28 people from the wreck. "It has not yet been possible to establish the death toll," investiga...