53 illegal refugees rescued off Kerkennah Islands

The Tunisian Navy has rescued 53 illegal refugees on Saturday who were bound to go to the Italian coast, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The rescue operation took place 60 km northeast off Kerkennah Islands (coast of El Attayaà) in the Sfax governorate as their boat broke down the same source noted.

The Ministry added that the refugees were aged between 16 and 30 and they took off on Friday night from Mahdia coast.


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