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40 Refugee Boats Rescued in One Day

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Over 5,650 refugees were rescued in the Mediterranean by the Italian coast guard on Monday in one of its largest rescue missions to date. The refugees were making the journey across the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy in about 40 boats. A spokeswoman said one …

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Libyan Patrols Turn Back Thousands of Refugees

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Within the last two days, 1,425 refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe were stopped by Libyan patrols, said naval spokesperson Ayoub Qassem on Friday. Qassem said that close to 1050 refugees were found on seven boats and were all sent back on Wednesday. Many of …

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