17 Sudanese migrants apprehended at Al-Wahat

Seventeen Sudanese migrants coming from the border triangle shared by Libya, Egypt and Sudan were apprehended by the Libyan military police at the southern Al-Wahat area on Tuesday.

Following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s 40-year-rule in 2011, Libya slid into chaos and became the main transit country for migrants hoping to reach Europe.

In August 2018, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a group originally mobilized by the Sudanese government to quell the insurgency that broke out in Sudan’s western region, arrested 28 illegal migrants on the same border triangle.

Director of Guidance and Services Department at the RSF Murtada Osman Abu al-Gasim said the migrants were heading to Libyan territory.

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