Published: July 07, 2019
(MENAFN) The Moroccan Foreign Affairs Ministry late Saturday in a statement that an airstrike hit a migrant center in Tajoura, east of the Libyan capital Tripoli causing the death of Seven Moroccan migrants, 18 Moroccan nationals were at the migrant center when it was hit by the airstrike, eight were wounded and three others were lost.
Morocco is collaborating with the Libyan authorities to evacuate the injured and repatriate the bodies.
Libya is a main departure place for undocumented refugees from African and Arab countries trying to reach Europe through the sea.
A lot of them were stopped by the Libyan beach guards funded by the European Union and held in detention centers in Libya.
According to health authorities, an airstrike hit late Tuesday a center for migrants in Tajoura, about 15 km east of Tripoli's downtown causing 53 deaths and 130 injuries.