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Over 4,000 migrants rescued off Libya’s coast since Friday

(By Bonny Apunyu)

Since Friday May 29, 2015 more than 4,200 migrants have been rescued off Libya’s coast while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. According to VOA, Italy's coast guard said it has coordinated the rescue of a total of 4,243 people from fishing boats and motorized rubber dighies.

Reports indicate that the 22 operations took place Friday and involved ships from a host of European nations including Italy, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Britain. Rescued migrants were taken to southern Italian harbors, including Sicily.