Libyan Coast Guard patrols rescues more than 100 migrants off the Libyan coast

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Libyan Coast Guard patrols rescues more than 100 migrants off the Libyan coast

May 13, 2019 - 12:37
Written by: SafaAlharathy

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Libyan Coast Guard said Sunday that it had managed to rescue more than one hundred illegal immigrants in two different operations off the Libyan coast.

"A Libyan Coast Guard patrol was able to rescue Saturday 96 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities from on board their sinking boat, including 16 women and 4 children," the Libyan Coast Guard confirmed.

The other rescue operation took place 50 miles north of Khoms city east of Tripoli where the authorities sighted a rubber boat carrying 51 illegal immigrants; all men of African nationalities, mostly from Sudan.