By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 27 March 2016:
The Coastguard today reported that it had picked up around 600 sub-Saharan Africans off the . . .[restrict]coast near Sabratha.
It said the migrants were travelling in three large inflatable craft. Among them were some 80 women, a number of who was pregnant or travelling with young children. It is unclear where the craft had been launched.
This is one of the largest migrant interceptions that Libyan coastguards have made in recent months. It has not been revealed were the detained migrants were taken. [/restrict]