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71 immigrants rescued and released off Libya’s Coast

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The Libyan Navy has rescued at least seventy-one illegal immigrants in about 120 kilometers east of the capital of Tripoli.

However, the incident happened on Sunday, September 29.

The Libyan Navy intercepted the illegal immigrants on a migrant boat in a Mediterranean sea, near the coastal city of Khoms following a distress call.

Moreover, the migrants were reportedly in distress for two days.

Meanwhile, a report earlier surfaced on Sunday that an inflatable boat carrying scores of migrants had capsized off the Libyan Coast.

Afterward, the Libyan Coast guards dispatched a boat to search for them.

At this time, the patrols managed to find the dinghy with seventy-one immigrants onboard.

The seventy-one immigrants consist of only men from Sudan 27, Egypt 15 Palestine and Syria 3, Pakistan 25.

The navy released the rescued migrants after a failed attempt to lodge them in the detention center.

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