Rescued migrants say lucky to dodge Libyan coastal clampdown

Antonio Denti

ABOARD AQUARIUS RESCUE SHIP (Reuters) – Migrants rescued in the Mediterranean last week said they had been lucky to dodge increased sea and police patrols along the Western coast of Libya that have dramatically reduced arrivals in Italy since July.

Last month, Reuters reported that an armed group was stopping departures from the city of Sabratha, which had been the main springboard for smuggling for the past two years, although some boats are still getting through.

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