Dutch minesweeper in action in Libya

The Dutch minesweeper the HM Haarlem is in action off the coast of Misrata in Libya, the defence ministry said on Sunday.


The ship was already in the area as part of the weapons embargo against the country but is now sweeping for mines which are hampering the humanitarian action.
Mines were discovered off the coast on Friday by a French frigate and two have already been cleared.

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