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More Migrants Depart from Egypt to avoid Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Twenty-five bodies were found at sea after a vessel carrying hundreds of refugees sank off Egyptian shores last week. The discovery the bodies has raised the confirmed death toll to 194, said a rescue worker. The boat sank on September 21, just off the coast …

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Libyan Patrols Turn Back Thousands of Refugees

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Within the last two days, 1,425 refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe were stopped by Libyan patrols, said naval spokesperson Ayoub Qassem on Friday. Qassem said that close to 1050 refugees were found on seven boats and were all sent back on Wednesday. Many of …

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6,500 Refugees Rescued

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said that close to 3,000 migrants and refugees were saved in 30 different rescue missions in the Strait of Sicily on Tuesday. In the last two days, close to 10,000 lives were saved by rescue missions on the Mediterranean Sea. …

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