Thursday, 20/2/2020 | 4:29 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

Libyan navy rescues 700 illegal immigrants north of Sabratha.

Sabratha, Libyan Navy patrol working from Zawia refinery post, managed to rescue 700 illegal immigrants on board two boats three miles from Sabratha. Libyan Navy spokesman, Col Ayub Qassem told Lana that immigrants including several Libyans belong to Arab and African nationalities from Syria, Palestine, and Tunisia. He pointed out the navy patrol came under fire by smugglers in an attempt to foil the rescue operation but their attempt failed and the immigrants were rescued. The navy directed the boat to Zawia refinery port where the coast guard post is located to offer humanitarian assistance before handing them over to the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency in Zawia. =Lana=

Source: Libya News Agency