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Libya: Italian trawler machine-gunned, captain hurt

(ANSA) – PALERMO, MAY 6 – A trawler from the Mazara del Vallo
fishing fleet in Sicily was machine-gunned by a Libyan motorboat
Thursday and its captain wounded, the captain’s son told ANSA.
   
He said he did not yet know the condition of his father,
Giuseppe Giacalone.
   
The Aliseo trawler was fishing off Benghazi.
   
The Libyan Navy, which controls the coast guard, denied firing
on Italian trawlers and said it had fired warning shots into the
air against vessels which had allegedly trespassed into Libyan
waters. (ANSA).
   

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