Libya’s coastguards intercept 124 illegal migrants off Zuwara shores

Migrants keep taking the perilous journey to Europe via the sea off Libya’s coast. [Photo: Archive – Internet]

Libya’s coastguards intercepted Wednesday 124 Europe-bound illegal migrants, including a woman and children, off the country’s Mediterranean coast.

Libyan Navy’s spokesman Ayoub Qassim said Wednesday that two rubber boats carrying African, Arab and Pakistani migrants, including a woman and 20 children, were intercepted Tuesday off the city of Zuwara, 100 kilometers west of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Qassim added the migrants were given humanitarian and medical aid and then taken to a refugee camp in Tripoli.

The Libyan coastguards rescued last Friday 290 illegal migrants from two rubber dinghies off the eastern coast of Tripoli.

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