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To­mor­row, Septem­ber 1, Spain takes over con­trol of a Euro­pean op­er­a­tion aimed at halt­ing im­mi­gra­tion mafias and re­duc­ing the loss of life that oc­curs. Op­er­a­tion Sophia be­gan two years ago to tackle smug­glers and traf­fick­ers of mi­grants in the Mediter­ranean. The op­er­a­tional head­quar­ters will con­tinue to be in Rome but Spain will be re­spon­si­ble for lead­ing the op­er­a­tion at sea.

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