Libya’s coastguards intercept 53 migrants off Sabratha coast

Migrants reacued by Libyan coastguards off Garabulli. [Photo: Internet]
Libya’s coastguards have intercepted a rubber boat carrying 53 African migrants bound for Europe, including 10 women and a child, off its Mediterranean coast.

Libyan Navy spokesman Ayoub Qassim said Saturday that the African migrants were intercepted near the western Libyan coastal city of Sabratha, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) west of the capital, Tripoli.

Sabratha is considered the biggest launching point for mainly African migrants making the dangerous trek across the Mediterranean to Europe.

Qassim added that the migrants were given humanitarian and medical aid and then taken to a refugee camp in the northwestern city of Al-Zawiya.

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