Libyan navy rescues 117 migrants, including pregnant women

According to the Lybian navy, 117 migrants, including six pregnant women, were rescued on Wednesday off the North African country’s Mediterranean coast.

Lybian Col. Ayoub Gassim stated that after receiving a distress call, the Libyan coast guard rushed to the site and found a tug boat packed with migrants. The migrants were handed over to the anti-trafficking force in Tripoli and the women were taken to a hospital. Last week, more than 110 bodies washed ashore in Libya after a smuggling boat sank, carrying mostly African migrants.



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