Boat with 120 Syrians Lands in Italy

A boat carrying about 160 persons, including 124 Syrians, was intercepted near Crotone in southern Italy.  Italian authorities arrested two Turkish nationals on board the vessel who are suspected of human smuggling.  It is doubtful that the boat sailed from Syria which is a distance of about 1,800 km by sea from this part of Italy.  Reuters quoted a local Italian official as saying that most migrant boats that reach the area originate from Greece.

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