World Middle East 04 Aug 2019 62 migrants rescued ...

62 migrants rescued off Libya's western coast

ANI
Published Aug 4, 2019, 11:22 am IST
Updated Aug 4, 2019, 11:22 am IST
The country has been largely divided into two factions ever since the death of its dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
At least 62 Europe-bound migrants were rescued by Libyan Coast Guards off the country's Western Coast, the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency has said. (Photo: ANI/ Representational Image)
 At least 62 Europe-bound migrants were rescued by Libyan Coast Guards off the country's Western Coast, the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency has said. (Photo: ANI/ Representational Image)

Tripoli: At least 62 Europe-bound migrants were rescued by Libyan Coast Guards off the country's Western Coast, the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency has said.

"A coat guards patrol rescued 62 illegal immigrants on a rubber boat that broke down at sea," the department said in a statement, adding that the rescued immigrants are of different African and Asian nationalities, reported Xinhua news agency.

 

According to a recent report by the United Nations, more than 90,000 people have been displaced in Libya since April 2018 as a result of the armed conflict between Khalifa Haftar's army and UN-backed government forces in capital Tripoli.

The country has been largely divided into two factions ever since the death of its dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

The LNA-backed parliament controls the east of Libya, while the UN-backed interim Government of National Accord (GNA) governs Libya's western region from Tripoli.

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