Tunisia intercepts over 200 migrants trying to reach Italian

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Tunisian authorities said Sunday they had intercepted more than 200 migrants trying to reach the Italian coast, in nine separate operations. “In the context of the fight against irregular immigration, units from the northern, southern and central regions managed to thwart nine (sea crossing) attempts” overnight Saturday to Sunday, national guard spokesman Houssem Eddine Jebabli said. The interceptions took place both at sea and on the coast, assisting 223 migrants from different African countries, including 111 Tunisians, the national guard said. Late last month, Tunisia’s coastguard said it h…

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