Libyan Coast Guard Rescues 199 Illegal Migrants

Tripoli, The Libyan Coast Guard announced the rescue of about 199 migrants who were aboard five rubber boats off the coasts of Libya.

The spokesman of the Libyan naval forces, Ayoub Qasim, said in a press statement that patrols of the three sectors of the Coast Guard in the naval forces (Middle, Tripoli and the West) were able in the past few days to salvage 5 rubber boats carrying a total of 199 illegal migrants, northwest, and north-east of Tripoli.

He added that most of the rescued migrants came from different African nationalities, including Sudan, South Sudan, Senegal, Somalia, Egypt, Eritrea and Ethiopia, as well as eight from Bangladesh, noting that few women were among the migrants.

Source: Oman News Agency