tunis - Patrol vessels of the Libyan coastguard have more than a thousand migrants who wanted to intercept and return to Italy on Saturday. The operation was found by a spokeswoman west of capital Tripoli.
Since July, the flow of refugees and happiness seekers at sea between Libya and Italy has been greatly reduced. This is largely due to armed groups preventing departure from the well-known marinas of Sabratha and Zawiya.
Yet, traffickers still find themselves in there or elsewhere to import illegal migrants for the crossing to Europe. The Libyan authorities met eight boats on board about 45 kilometers offshore at Tripoli with a total of 1074 people on board. These came from sub-Saharan Africa and from Arab countries.