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Italy has taken control of a U.S. Coast Guard navigation station on the Italian island of Lampedusa, Italian officials confirmed. The station was the target of a Libyan attack after the U.S. air raid on Libya last month. Coast Guardsmen will continue operating the equipment but under the command of the Italian air force, Rome sources said. Italy cited technical reasons for the change, but U.S. and Italian sources said the island’s residents felt that they would be safer from Libyan attack if the station were under Italian control.


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