Newborn and Mother Rescued; 80+ Remaining Migrants Forcibly Returned to Libya (News)

Times of Malta. AFM sergeant Neville Cilia holds a baby girl born on boat. Italian Military Mission, Malta.

Times of Malta. AFM sergeant Neville Cilia holds a baby girl born on boat. Italian Military Mission, Malta.

An Armed Forces of Malta helicopter rescued a newborn baby and the baby’s mother from a boat carrying approximately 84 migrants.  The rescue occurred 90 miles south of Malta.  At some point after the rescue, an Italian Navy vessel intercepted the migrant boat and, according to the Times of Malta, turned all remaining migrants over to Libyan authorities.

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