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Libyan Coast Guard Rescues 113 Europe-Bound Migrants

The Atlantic

Libya’s coast guard says it has rescued 113 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the country’s Mediterranean coast, City News reports, referring to Associated Press. 

Monday’s statement by coast guard spokesman Ayoup Gassim says the migrants, including 17 women and four children, were intercepted on Saturday off the coast of the western Libyan city of Sabratha.

He says the migrants were given humanitarian and medical aid, and were taken to a refugee camp in the western town of Zawiya. Libyan authorities have stepped up efforts to stem the flow of migrants, with European assistance.


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