Libya’s coastguards intercept 75 migrants on a dinghy off western coast
75 migrants were intercepted by the coastguards off the coast of Libya’s capital, Tripoli
The coast guard of the country’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said Friday in a statement that the migrants were planning to sail to Europe on an a dinghy and they were intercepted near Farwa island on the country’s western coast.
The statement said the migrants, including three women, were from Sudan, Somalia, Algeria, Morocco and some other African countries.
This comes after Libya’s Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha announced on Thursday that Libya is preparing for the shutdown of three of its biggest migration detention centers in Misrata, Tajoura and Al-Khoms.