Tunisian navy rescues 25 Italy-bound illegal immigrants

The Tunisian navy rescued 25 illegal Tunisian immigrants attempting to reach the Italian coast, the defense ministry said Thursday.

These migrants, aged between 14 and 37 years old, were rescued 75 km off Djerba Island in southeastern Tunisia, the ministry added.

Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights recently revealed that 3,811 illegal Tunisian immigrants managed to arrive at the Italian coast during the first eight months of 2018.

TunisianMonitorOnline (Xinhuanet)

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