European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast

August 29, 2016 1:58 PM

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European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast

OFF THE COAST OF LIBYA – Spanish and Italian naval ships, along with vessels from non-government groups, are rescuing thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast.

Monday's dramatic operation is taking place just 21 kilometers (13 miles) north of the town of Sabratha in Libya.

Also read: Spain rescues 112 migrants off Libyan coast, 36 more at sea

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