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98 migrants returned to Libya

The  98 migrants, attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe, were picked up by the Portuguese-flagged commercial ship MS Anne on Monday, May 25. According to the Portuguese news agency Lusa, the boat had been on a route between Malta and Libya. After spending two nights aboard the MS Anne, they were returned to Libya via the Libyan navy late on Wednesday night.

According to the Chief of Mission, Federico Soda, for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the IOM team in Libya was present as they arrived on Libyan soil to provide "needed assistance."