Libyan Coast Guard picks up 315 migrants attempting sea crossing

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The Libyan Coast Guard picked up a total of 315 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday who were trying to reach Europe in three inflatable boats, a spokesman said.

The migrants, who included 275 men, 32 women and eight children from different sub-Saharan and Arab countries, were moved to detention centers.

Libya’s western coast is a main departure point for migrants fleeing wars and poverty and hoping for new lives in Europe, though the number of crossings has dropped sharply since July 2017.

Coast Guard spokesman Ayoub Qassem...


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Libyan Coast Guard picks up 315 migrants attempting sea crossing


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