Libya’s Navy intercepts about 150 Europe-bound migrants

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Libya’s Navy, off the Country’s Mediterranean Coast, intercepted about one hundred and fifty migrants.

Moreover, the Spokesperson for the Libya Navy Ayoub Gassim confirmed the incident on Saturday, October 19.

In brief, the Navy intercepted the three rubber boats with one hundred and forty-eight Arab and African migrants.

These migrants were stopped off Libya’s western town of Zuwara and Sabrata on Friday, October 18.

Meanwhile, the migrants include fifteen women and eleven children.

However, Gassim said that the migrants had been returned to shore and would be taken to a detention center in the capital, Tripoli.

Libya is presently the major transit point for migrants fleeing war and poverty to Europe.

Recently, the EU collaborated with Libya’s Coast Guard and other local groups to stem the dangerous sea crossing.

Some right groups say those policies leave migrants at the mercy of armed groups or confined squalid detention, which is full of abuse.

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