Libyan navy rescues 102 migrants off coast of Tripoli

Alwasat - Cairo Fri 04 Oct 2019, 04:09 PM
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The Libyan navy on Thursday said it rescued 102 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast.

The immigrants, of different African nationalities and include three women and one child, were rescued 49 miles off the coast of the capital Tripoli, the navy said in a statement later Thursday.

The rescued immigrants have been provided with humanitarian and medical assistance and taken to a reception center, the statement said.

The Libyan Navy on Wednesday said it has rescued more than 7,000 illegal immigrants this year so far, compared with 12,365 rescued from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 last year.

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