Gunmen mugged 129 migrants on a rubber vessel headed for Europe and also stole a craft’s engine, abandoning them off a Libyan coast, Libya’s navy pronounced Saturday. Navy orator General Ayoub Qassem pronounced a gunmen in a speedboat chased a vessel on Friday, boarded it around 5 nautical miles off a city of Zuwara and stole a migrants’ possessions.
The migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, including 27 women and dual children, were stranded during sea for several hours before being discovered by Libyan coastguard alerted by a internal fisherman, Qassem told AFP. The International Organisation for Migration pronounced a sum of 371 migrants were discovered yesterday interjection to a involvement of fishermen in 3 apart incidents off Zuwara. The Libyan coastguard pronounced currently it discovered another 168 migrants whose vessel had run into difficulty off Tripoli though was incompetent to support a second vessel with an different series on house around dual nautical miles away.
“This form of operation takes a lot of time. We don’t have a means,” pronounced Qassem, job for general service groups to yield Libya with boats and apparatus to save some-more migrant lives. In a initial 3 months of 2017, some-more than 24,000 migrants arrived in Italy after creation a hazardous channel from Libya, adult from 18,000 in a initial entertain of final year, according to a UN interloper group UNHCR.
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