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62 illegal immigrants deported by Libya

TRIPOLI, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Libya's Immigration Control Department in the eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday announced the deportation of 62 illegal immigrants to Chad and Sudan.

The immigrants were deported by land through the southern borders with Chad and Sudan, the department said in a statement.

The International Organization for Migration recently said that Libya has more than 650,000 illegal immigrants with 6,000 of them, including women and children, being held in detention centers.

Nearly 200 illegal immigrants deported from Libya

TRIPOLI, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Libya's Immigration Control Department in the eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday announced the deportation of almost 200 illegal immigrants to Egypt.

The Illegal Immigration Control Department of Benghazi deported 194 Egyptian immigrants to their country, the department said in a statement.

Without any official identification documents, the deported immigrants had infectious diseases, said the statement.

Nearly 200 Illegal Immigrants Deported From Libya

TRIPOLI, Nov 10 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Libya’s Immigration Control Department, in the eastern city of Benghazi, on Saturday announced the deportation of almost 200 illegal immigrants to Egypt.

The Illegal Immigration Control Department of Benghazi, deported 194 Egyptian immigrants to their country, the department said in a statement.

Without any official identification documents, the deported immigrants had infectious diseases, said the statement.

Libya: Haftar forces attack airport in Tripoli

4 Nov 2019; MEMO: Libya’s Mitiga international airport in Tripoli was hit by an airstrike Sunday, Anadolu reports.

Mustafa el-Mecei, the spokesman for the Government of National Accord (GNA) Burkan al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) military operation, told Anadolu Agency warplanes that targeted the airport four times were flown by forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar.

El-Mecei did not provide information about damage at the airport due to the attack.

Libya: Arrest warrants issued for Haftar, 3 commanders

22 Oct 2019; MEMO: A Libyan military prosecutor has ordered the arrest of General Khalifa Haftar and three other retired commanders, as reported by Anadolu Agency. 

According to a statement by the military chief prosecutor’s office, Haftar and three retired commanders were accused of commanding a Russian group that carried out kidnappings and murders in September.

More than 100 illegal immigrants deported from Libya

TRIPOLI, Oct 15 (NNN-Xinhua) — Libya’s Immigration Control Department in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday announced the deportation of more than 100 illegal immigrants to Egypt and Nigeria.

The department said that 98 immigrants of Egyptian nationality were deported from Benghazi to Egypt, and 13 Nigerian immigrants to their country.

The International Organization for Migration said that there are more than 650,000 illegal immigrants in Libya and about 6,000 of them are being held in detention centers, including women and children.

More than 100 illegal immigrants deported from Libya

TRIPOLI, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Libya's Immigration Control Department in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday announced the deportation of more than 100 illegal immigrants to Egypt and Nigeria.

The department said that 98 immigrants of Egyptian nationality were deported from Benghazi to Egypt, and 13 Nigerian immigrants to their country.

The International Organization for Migration said on Sunday that there are more than 650,000 illegal immigrants in Libya and about 6,000 of them are being held in detention centers, including women and children.

Libya's UN-backed government condemns deadly airstrike in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed government late Monday condemned an airstrike that hit a house in the capital Tripoli and killed three children.

"The Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord condemns in the strongest terms the airstrike that was carried out this morning on al-Fernaj neighborhood in Tripoli, which killed and injured several citizens including women and children and frightened residents," the government said in a statement.

Libya’s east-based army launches airstrikes on UN-backed gov’t in Sirte

TRIPOLI, Oct 6 (NNN-Xinhua) — Libya’s east-based army announced early Sunday that it has launched airstrikes on the forces of its rival UN-backed government in the city of Sirte, some 450 km east of the capital Tripoli.

“The Air Force of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces have launched successive airstrikes on four military targets in Sirte, which are weapons and ammunition stores used by the terrorist militias (referring to UN-backed government’s forces),” Ahmad al-Mismari, the army’s spokesperson, said in a statement.

165 illegal migrants voluntarily deported from Libya to Nigeria

TRIPOLI, Oct 5 (NNN-Xinhua) — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that 165 illegal migrants have been voluntarily deported from Libya to Nigeria.

“Our team assisted 165 stranded Nigerian migrants in Libya, mostly women and children, to return to their homeland by a charter flight departing from Sebha airport (southern Libya),” the IOM said in a statement.

The voluntary return program is carried out by the IOM to arrange the return of illegal migrants stranded in Libya to their countries of origin.

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