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IMO: Libyan Coast Guard Intercepted 6989 Persons in the Sea Since the Beginning of the Year.

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Tripoli, 13 August 2020(Lana) The International Migration Organisation has disclosed that the number of migrants intercepted by the Libyan Coast Guard and returned to the country has reached 6989 since the beginning of the year. In most cases those returned are sent to detention centres, IOM said on its Twitter account on Wednesday, indicating that 141 migrants were intercepted during the period 4-9 August. On Tuesday the SEA Watch and Medicines Sans Frontier have announced that rescue operations towards the Libyan coast would be resumed this month. =Lana=