Italian Coast Guard rescues 1200 illegal immigrants off Sicily

Migrants sit on a rescue boat during a rescue operation of migrants by Italian Navy vessels in this March 18, 2016 handout picture provided by Marina Militare. REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters
Italy’s coast guard has continued to pick up migrants in trouble in the stretch of water between its southern coast and North Africa. (Reuters/Marina Militare)

The Italian Coast Guard personnel have rescued about 1200 illegal migrants off Sicily Island coming from Libya.

Italian News Agency Aki reported that the 1200 migrants were saved from the sea in 9 separate operations by the Roma branch Coast Guard.

In addition, the Libyan Coast Guard announced Tuesday that it took 9 bodies of illegal immigrants out seashore in Zuwara city.

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