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Thursday, November 06, 2014
[Mare Nostrum] France 24 - Italy confirms end of boat migrant rescue op Mare Nostrum
31 October 2014 ROME (AFP) -
Italy on Friday confirmed the end of its search and rescue operation "Mare Nostrum", which has saved the lives of tens of thousands of boat migrants in the Mediterranean.
"From tomorrow a new operation called 'Triton' begins," deputy prime minister and interior minister Angelino Alfano told journalists at a press conference, referring to a much more limited mission led by the EU border agency Frontex.