Over 1,500 migrants intercepted in Libya in a week

More than 1,500 Europe-bound migrants have been intercepted off Libya’s west coast during a string of rescue operations by the Libyan coast guard in the past week.

About 240 migrants were rescued from two boats off the port city of Al-Khums on 10 February, said Lieutenant-Colonel Mohammed Abdel Aali of the coastguard.

The rescued migrants are to be taken to various detention centres across the North African country.


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Photo caption: Europe-bound irregular migrants from Africa.