28 January 2019
"Germany will not be sending any more ships to take part in the anti-people smuggling operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea, according to a senior military officer."
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See: Germany pulls out of Mediterranean migrant mission Sophia (Deutsche Welle, link):
"The decision means frigate Augsburg, currently stationed off the coast of Libya, will not be replaced early next month, Bundeswehr Inspector General Eberhard Zorn told members of the defense and foreign affairs committees in the German parliament.
The 10 German soldiers currently working at the operation's headquarters will, however, remain until at least the end of March."
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