Libya’s coastguards intercept 200 Europe-bound migrants

Migrants intercepted by the Libyan coastguards. [Photo: Archive]

Libya’s coast guard said it had intercepted 200 Europe-bound migrants, including seven women and three children, off the country’s Mediterranean coast.

The Libyan coast guard added Thursday that it had rescued two wooden boats carrying mainly African and Arab migrants the previous day.

The coast guard’s statement adds that the migrants received humanitarian aid before being sent to a detention center in the capital, Tripoli.


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