The man behind a human smuggling ring that transported thousands from Libya to Europe was reportedly killed in a shootout Friday. Salah al-Maskhout was killed with eight other men in Tripoli when a group of armed men confronted him after he left relatives’ home. According to the Libya Herald, all the attackers survived. Tripoli has accused Italy of being behind the attack; Italy has denied responsibility. NATO also denied any part in the killings.
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