Libyan authorities in Tripoli say they have detained 300 African migrants

October 9, 2015 11:20 AM

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BENGHAZI, Libya – A Libyan official with the Islamist-backed government controlling the capital, Tripoli, says they have detained 300 African migrants captured while boarding boats headed to Europe.

Military spokesman Mohamed al-Shamy said Friday that the migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, were captured Tuesday on a beach east of Tripoli.

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