Over 2,000 rescued migrants arrive at Italy’s ports

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Most migrants had been saved between Saturday and Sunday, and other 200 people were rescued while they were sailing aboard three rafts on Monday night, the navy stated.

Police arrested two Tunisian men, one Eritrean, and one Somali citizen on charges of migrant smuggling.


Two Italian military vessels carrying over 2,000 migrants arrived Wednesday at the southern ports of Reggio Calabria and Trapani, the navy said.

Originating mainly from African and Middle East countries, the migrants had been rescued in the Strait of Sicily, as part of the major rescue operation called "Mare Nostrum (Our Sea)".

The San Giorgio vessel carried 1,023 people to Reggio Calabria, where migrants were given first aid. Among them were 141 minors and 84 women, the navy said. Also on...


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