Libyan Coastguard Intercepts 138 Migrants At Sea
Tripoli, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 31st Mar, 2021 ) :Libya's coastguard intercepted an inflatable boat carrying 138 Europe-bound migrants off the country's western coast on Wednesday, the country's navy said.
Nine women and three children were among the group, an AFP correspondent said.
The North African country is a major route for migrants trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean, and traffickers have thrived in the lawlessness that followed the 2011 overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi.
On Monday, the International Organization for Migration said Libya's coastguard had intercepted almost 1,000 Europe-bound migrants off its western coast in two days.