Libyan coastguards rescue 261 immigrants

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Libyan coastguards rescue 261 immigrants

May 22, 2021 - 22:33
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Libyan Navy personnel rescued Saturday 261 illegal immigrants from different African countries off the coast as they were making the perilous journey to European shores on a dinghy.

The Libyan Navy said on Facebook that its patrol rescued the immigrants after receiving a distress call, adding that they had been disembarked at Tripoli Naval Base before being sent to the Anti Illegal Immigration Center, where they would receive the needed care before repatriation each to their home country.

The Libyan Navy said this mission, just like others, is part of humanitarian and sovereign roles to protect the Libyan coast and provide necessary assistance at the Libyan search and rescue zone.

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