Europe News Desk!! Libya’s Coast Guard has rescued 61 illegal migrants and recovered 11 bodies off the coast of Garrabulli, some 55 km east of the capital Tripoli. “We have recovered 11 bodies, including a child,” Coast Guard official Essa al-Jarugh told Xinhua news agency late on Tuesday. The total number of illegal immigrants rescued today is 61 of various African, Asian and Arab nationalities. A total of 4,335 illegal migrants have been rescued or detained by the Libyan authorities so far this year. Meanwhile, 310 illegal migrants have died and another 227 are missing along the central Mediterranean route off the Libyan coast, according to the International Organization for Migration. Migrants and asylum seekers use the central Mediterranean route to enter the EU on an irregular basis. Most migrants leave Libya on their journey towards Europe. This has contributed to the development of well-established and strong smuggling and trafficking networks in Libya.
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