Libyan Navy Rescues 102 Illegal Immigrants off Western Coast

October 2, 2019 (Xinhua) – The Libyan navy on Thursday said it rescued 102 illegal immigrants off the country’s western coast. The immigrants, of different African nationalities and include three women and one child, were rescued 49 miles off the coast of the capital Tripoli, the navy said in a statement later Thursday. The rescued immigrants have been provided with humanitarian and medical assistance and taken to a reception center, the statement said. The Libyan Navy on Wednesday said it has rescued more than 7,000 illegal immigrants this year so…

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5 + 5 Group of Navies Terrorism Drills

Google Translation The 5 + 5 group comprises the Mauritanian, Moroccan, Algerian, Libyan and Tunisian Maghreb countries, and the Mediterranean basin countries, including Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Malta. In the annual exercise of 5 + 5, there are marine and air assets from Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Morocco and several international observers. the Navy and the Air Force of those countries. Portugal will participate with the Portuguese Republic Vessel (NRP) Viana do Castelo. The exercise covers scenarios of maritime terrorism and irregular migration flows from climate change. Provision…

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