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158 illegal migrants rescued off the coast of al-Khums

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

AL-KHUMS – A patrol of the Coast Guard of the central sector of the two boats rescued 158 illegal migrants, including 9 children and 34 women on board off the coast of al-Khums in Western Libya.

The migrants are from several African countries, including Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Cameroon, Guinea, Conakry, Guinea, Ghana, Zambia, and Senegal. They were rescued 26 miles north of al-Khums.

The migrants will be handed over to the illegal migration control agency after the humanitarian and medical assistant, according to the Coast Guard.

It is noteworthy that most of the migration routes go through areas in western Libya under the control of forces loyal to the Presidential Council in Tripoli, while areas under the Libyan National Army (LNA) remain of little migration routes, specialized international NGOs

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