“Coastguard rescues 348 migrants,” by Taziz Hasairi for Libya Herald:
In two separate operations, Tripoli’s Naval Coastguard yesterday rescued 348 migrants trying to reach the shores of Europe.
“One of the vessels was an old wooden boat that had 266 people in it,” Navy spokesperson Ayoub Gassem told the Libya Herald. Amongst the passengers, there were 60 women and nine children on board, he said.
The vessel was captured of the coast of Garabulli, some 30 kilometres east of Tripoli, Ghassem said. Most of the migrants of board were from Eritrea, and the captain was Tunisian…