The Libyan Navy has rescued 199 illegal immigrants, including women and children, while attempting to reach Europe by sea.
“A Libyan Coast Guard patrol rescued 179 men, 16 women and 4 children on board rubber boats in the middle of the sea,” the Information Office of the Libyan Navy explained.
The office added that the immigrants were of different African nationalities, including Nigeria. Four of them were from Egypt.
The migrants were handed over to the immigration HQ of the Immigration Control Agency after providing them with humanitarian and medical assistance, according to the Information Office of the Libyan Navy.