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Libyan Coast Guard picks up nearly 500 migrants in region surrounding Tripoli

20 September 2019, 9:46 AM

Libya’s Coast Guard said late on Thursday it had picked up 493 migrants on six inflatable boats in six operations in a week in areas northeast and northwest of Tripoli, the capital.

Libya coast guard detains 113 migrants during lull in fighting

2 May 2019, 3:42 PM

The Libyan coast guard has stopped 113 migrants trying to reach Italy over the past two days, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as boat departures resume following a lull in fighting between rival forces in Libya.

Libyan coast guard says it has intercepted 15 000 migrants in 2018

20 December 2018, 9:13 PM

Libya’s coast guard has intercepted about 15 000 migrants trying to reach Italy by sea this year, a spokesman said on Thursday…

At least 15 migrants die after boat sinks off Algerian coast

29 April 2018, 8:19 PM

At least 15 African migrants died on Sunday when their boat trying to reach Europe capsized off the Algerian coast, a coast guard official said. Coast guard and civil protection authorities rescued 19 of 34 people on board, state news agency APS said. The boat sank off the coast of Oran, a city some 450 […]

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