Tunisia thwarts irregular migration operations, rescues hundreds of migrants

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Tunis, Oct. 21 (BNA): Tunisia thwarted many irregular migration attempts across the country and rescued hundreds of migrants, the Tunisian National Guard announced on Friday.

In a statement, the spokesperson of the Directorate General of the Tunisian National Guard said units belonging to the maritime branches of the Naval Guard in the centre had managed to thwart 22 attempts to cross the maritime borders, and rescued 669 migrants.

He added that the Tunisian National Guard units in the north had thwarted five attempts to cross maritime borders illegally, and rescued 62 people.