Libyan coast guard intercepts hundreds of refugees

Lybian Coastguard spokesman General Ayoub Qassem said Saturday that more than 400 refugees, including several women and children attempting to reach Europe, were intercepted by Libya's coastguard. According to Ayoub, 430 people on rubber boats were rounded up between Thursday and Saturday at sea off the town of Sabratha, 70km west of the capital, Tripoli.

Those people, who are from African countries, were transferred to the Anti-illegal immigration Agency. Libya's coastguard reported that 1,300 migrants were saved on Friday, raising the total number of migrants who survived up to 7,000 since the beginning of 2017.

Source: VOV5