Libyan Coastguards Turn Back More Than 1,000 Migrants – Spokesman

Those trying to cross early on Saturday were intercepted by coastguards from Zawiya, about 45 km west of Tripoli.
TUNIS (Reuters) – Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman said.
There has been a sharp drop in migrant crossings between Libya and Italy since July, largely attributed to armed groups around the smuggling hubs of Sabratha and Zawiya blocking departures.
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