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Italy's second 'ghost ship' rescue prompts EU pledge on migrants

Smugglers finding new routes to Europe, new ways to exploit refugees

Some 500 Syrian would-be immigrants arrived aboard the Ezadeen ship at Corigliano harbour on Jan 2.

Corigliano Calabro, Italy

A CARGO ship abandoned by its crew with 359 Syrian refugees on board was towed ashore in Italy on Saturday in the second such rescue last week, prompting calls for stronger European Union action in the face of new tactics by human traffickers.

The Ezadeen

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