Thousands of Migrants Are Rescued Off the Libyan Coast

August 30, 2016 12:56 AM

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Thousands of Migrants Are Rescued Off the Libyan Coast

Italian naval ships and vessels from nongovernmental groups rescued thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast on Monday, responding to the latest surge in desperate attempts to flee war, poverty and human traffickers.

The operation took place 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. Groups such as Proactiva Open Arms and Doctors Without Borders helped save about 3,000 people who had been traveling in some 20 small wooden boats.

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