Libyan coast guard intercepts 22 Europe-bound migrants

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Libya’s coast guard says it has intercepted some two dozen Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast.

Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Saturday that a wooden boat carrying at least 22 African migrants, all of them men, was intercepted Friday north of the Bouri offshore oil field, around 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Tripoli.

He says the migrants were given humanitarian and medical aid and then taken to a refugee camp in the Tajoura district of eastern Tripoli.



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