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With countering migration in mind, Italy to deploy troops to North Africa

As elections are approaching in Italy, questions arise about why parliament approved the increase of Italian troops in North Africa.
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The Italian parliament approved measures to increase the number of troops in North Africa earlier this month in an effort to combat migration and terrorism in the region.

After the approval Jan. 17, Italian officials said troops would focus on countering terrorism and ensuring security. Doubts, however, remain over the true motive, considering recent frantic efforts to prevent refugees and migrants from setting sail for Italian shores.

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