Libyan coastguards intercept 100 migrants en route to Italy

The Libyan coastguards intercepted more than 100 African migrants at sea on Sunday, according to sources from the Libyan Navy.

It comes after at least 1,131 were intercepted near the western Libyan city of Sabratha over the last week.

431 migrants were intercepted on four inflatable boats off Sabratha’s coast last Thursday.

Around 700 were picked up from three wooden vessels in the same area on January 27.

The Libyan coastguards are being rained by the EU to be able to control the territorial waters of their country and stem the flow of migrants.

On Friday, the EU said it had reached a deal with Libya in which they EU will allow installing migrants’ camps in Libya in addition to funding all the operations of the Libyan coastguards in that regard.

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) which is operating in the region as well, slammed the move of the EU as madness and delusional.

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