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Nearly 5000 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean on Thursday

(credit: navy)
(credit: navy)

(B2) Close to 5000 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean this Thursday (June 23) during several rescue operations, the Italian coast guard announced. It was sunny and clear this morning off the coast of Libya. Result: the migrant canoes were out. " At the first light of dawn, an intense migratory flow from the Libyan coast was recorded says the Italian Navy. All Italian and European ships (EUNAVFOR Med / Sophia) and NGOs in the area were mobilized, coming to the aid of 40 inflatable boats.

THEAliseo which is participating in Operation Mare Sicuro, took charge of 2 canoes with 264 migrants on board. His compatriot Vega rescued 2 canoes with 250 migrants on board. While the Reply of the NGO Moas boarded at least 3 canoes with 382 people on board.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).