Coast Guard saves 270 migrants off Khoms city

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Coast Guard saves 270 migrants off Khoms city

July 01, 2018 - 11:48
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The Libyan Navy said that the Coast Guard of the central branch managed to save 270 illegal immigrants, including 11 children and 80 women, who were found aboard a large wooden boat.

The Information Office of the Navy explained that the immigrants were of different Arab, African and Asian nationalities, adding that the rescue operation took place 15 miles north of the city of Khoms, east of Tripoli.

The immigrants were transported to the port of Al-Khoms and were provided with humanitarian and medical assistance before being handed over to the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency of Souq al-Khamis.