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1800 migrants rescued off Libya since Tuesday

The Italian coast guards said they rescued more than 1800 migrants, since Tuesday, off Libyan coasts, two bodies were recovered, while other rescue missions continue, according to Agency France Press (AFP).

After weeks of relative calmness south the Mediterranean, 951 were rescued, Tuesday, including 615 by the German navy, according to Italian coast guards.

Migrants were heading to Sicily, transported on Frankfurt-Am-Main, will arrive at Pozzallo port by noon.

Wednesday morning, Italian coast guards ship rescued 750 migrants on board nine inflatable boats, two bodies were recovered. They relived 130 migrants on three boats, Wednesday morning, and launched rescue operations for other three inflatable boats.

Coast guards confirm the bad health conditions of the migrants, who were living in severe conditions inside Libya.

According to the Higher Commission for migrants, 9500 migrants arrived in Italy via the sea since the beginning of 2016, while 143 thousands arrived via Turkey and Greece.


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