Rescue Operation Launched for 300 Syrian War Refugees Stranded At Sea

September 25, 2014 10:37 AM

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Rescue Operation Launched for 300 Syrian War Refugees Stranded At Sea

Cyprus has started a rescue operation after a small fishing boat carrying more than 300 migrants, thought to be Syrian refugees, was spotted off the island's west coast.

A Cypriot defence ministry spokeswoman, Elena Fysentzou, said the boat, loaded mostly with hundreds of women and children, was seen 55 nautical miles (100 km) south of the resort town of Paphos. She added that the boat, which sent an SOS signal as it was caught in rough seas, is believed to have emb...

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