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64 illegal immigrants arrested off Tunisian coast

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TUNIS – Tunisian navy arrested 64 illegal immigrants, including four women, off Zarzis coast in southeastern Tunisia after their vessel broke down, the Tunisian Red Crescent (CRT) of Medenine province said Friday.

“The illegal immigrants came from Libya. They tried to cross the Mediterranean toward the Italian coast,” said Mongi Slim, head of the provincial CRT.

He added that a team of doctors and representatives of the CRT headed to Zarzis for these illegal immigrants.

According to Mazen Abu Shanab, representative of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tunisia, dozens of irregular immigrants arrive every day in the Tunisian coast from Libya.

Xinhua

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