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IOM: Over 120 migrants feared dead as Libyan pirates steal boat’s motor

More than 120 migrants are feared to have died at the weekend when the motor of their boat was stolen, causing it to sink, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, citing testimony from survivors brought to Italy. Two Sudanese men who arrived with around 1,000 other migrants at the …

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More than 900 migrants rescued off Libya

The Libyan coastguard has rescued more than 900 African and Asian migrants attempting to reach Europe, a navy spokesman said on Saturday. “A coastguard patrol from Zawiya (west of Tripoli) intercepted five inflatable boats and a wooden vessel carrying 906 migrants at dawn on Friday,” General Ayoub Qassem said. He …

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UPDATE: Zintan military council rejects freeing Saif Gaddafi

The military and city council of the Libyan city Zintan (180 km southeast Tripoli) on Sunday objected on the release of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, who has been freed by the militia detaining him in the city, a statement released by the council said. “The military and city councils of Zintan …

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Nigerian woman, 5 Ghanaian men survive as over 40 EU-bound migrants including babies die of thirst in Sahara desert

At least 44 West African migrants, died of thirst in northern Niger when their vehicle broke down during an attempt to reach Europe via Libya, last week. Nigerien officials said babies and women were among the 44 migrants found dead. Details about the tragic incident were provided by six survivors …

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At least 7 migrants found dead in abandoned refrigerator truck in Libya

Officials say they discovered seven bodies of African migrants who died from suffocation after being locked for two days in a refrigerated truck that was abandoned by people smugglers on the Libyan coast. Adel Mostafa, an anti-illegal migration official in Tripoli, said that 28 others, including five women, were rescued …

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Libya: ’52 fighters dead’ in militia clash

Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government said on Saturday that 52 of its fighters were killed as they repelled rival militias in fierce clashes in the capital Tripoli. Apart from sporadic gunfire in southern Tripoli, calm returned to the city on Saturday, the first day of the Muslim holy month …

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