Libyan coast­guard res­cues 115 mi­grants off Tripoli

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Libya’s coast­guard res­cued 115 mi­grants who had been aboard a rub­ber boat that broke down off Tripoli, a Navy spokesper­son said. He said it took two hours to take the mi­grants to Khoms port where they were given med­i­cal aid. They were then passed to the in­te­rior min­istry’s de­part­ment tack­ling il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion. The mi­grants were of var­i­ous African na­tion­al­i­ties. Peo­ple smug­glers have ex­ploited the chaos grip­ping Libya since the 2011 up­ris­ing that over­threw dic­ta­tor Moamer Kad­hafi to traf­fic mi­grants across the Mediter­ranean to Europe.

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