Cyprus rescues 101 Syrian migrants on boat

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Cyprus rescues 101 Syrian migrants on boat
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Cyprus police rescued 101 Syrian migrants after they were spotted on a drifting boat off the Mediterranean island’s southeast coast, authorities said on Tuesday.

Cypriot police said a 33-metre boat was located 18 nautical miles off the Protaras coast by a patrol vessel with over 100 people on board.

The migrants said their boat had suffered damage and they were brought to shore via inflatable craft while the vessel was anchored near a fishing harbour.

Police were told the boat set off from Mersin in Turkey, a route that has been used by...


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