Libyan navy rescues 262 illegal immigrants

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The Libyan Navy said it rescued 262 illegal immigrants off the coast of Garbouli and Zliten, on Saturday.

According to the navy’s media office Facebook page, of the 262 rescued migrants were 44 children, 38 women and 180 men of different African nationalities, including six Syrians.

The immigrants all arrived at the Tripoli naval base at 11:30 am, and were handed over to the Anti-illegal Immigration Authority.

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