Why Asian migrants fly to Libya — and then catch a boat to Europe

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In July, sailings from Tobruk and Benghazi almost stopped, weeks after Haftar met Meloni in Rome. “By offering him economic, logistical and political incentives, the Meloni government encouraged Haftar to embrace a policy of cracking down on aspects of human smuggling,” said Jalel Harchaoui, an analyst at the Royal United Services Institute think tank in London.