Libyan Navy patrol rescues 97 illegal immigrants off the coast of Zliten

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Libyan Navy patrol rescues 97 illegal immigrants off the coast of Zliten

June 25, 2018 - 11:42
Written by: HousamNajjair

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The Libyan Navy announced on Sunday that it had rescued 97 illegal migrants from four African nationalities (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia and Nigeria) off the coast of Libya.

A statement released by the Libyan Navy pointed out that a Libyan Navy, Tripoli branch patrol, rescued the 97 illegal immigrants, amongst them were 26 children and 22 women. The immigrants were on board a rubber boat north of the Zliten area.

The statement also explained that the migrants had been taken to the landing point at the Tripoli Naval Base and after being provided with humanitarian and medical assistance, were handed over to the illegal immigration control center at Tareeq Sikka in Tripoli.