The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Forty nine migrants were rescued by a commercial ship last night and brought back to Libya on Wednesday, said the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
“The migrants were rescued by a commercial ship from the Maltese search and rescue zone and handed over to the Libyan coast guard,” IOM said via Twitter.
The migrants were disembarked in Tripoli and later transferred to a detention center there.
According to IOM, five bodies were also retrieved.