LIBYA CRISIS: 800,000 migrants could soon head for EU as deadly war rages

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ITALY has warned the European Union to brace for a mass influx of refugees as the war in Libya rages on.

Enzo Moavero, Italy’s foreign minister, has written to EU chiefs telling them to be prepared for “large and sudden flows of migrants” as the nation’s civil war continues.

The warning comes after Libyan government also warned that up to 800,000 Libyans and foreign migrants could attempt to make the cross to Europe if the fighting continues.

At least 278 people have died and more than 1,300 injured since April 4. 

The bloodshed began when General Khalifa Haftar ordered his men to advance on the capital, Tripoli, earlier this month.