More migrants saved by Spanish navy

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SPAIN’S MINISTRY of Defence reported that a navy frigate rescued 282 migrants from two boats found adrift in waters off the Libyan coast.

A statement from the ministry said the migrants rescued on Wednesday included 18 Eritrean children under 10 years old. They were sailing in a small rubber boat and a larger wooden one.

It went on to say that the migrants were from African and Asian nations. They were transferred to a British vessel also taking part in the European Union’s anti-smuggling mission in Libyan waters.

This latest rescue brought to 3,035 the number of migrants picked up by the frigate in the past three months. It says three alleged people traffickers were detained as a result of the exercise.

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