Libya rescues 129 migrants stranded at sea

More than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean have been rescued by a Spanish navy ship.

A total of 20 rescue operations coordinated by the central command in Rome were carried out with participation of the Italian Coast Guard, the country's Navy, and the European Union military naval operation in the Mediterranean, dubbed EunavforMed, or Operation Sofia, as well as ships of several non-governmental organizations.

The International Organisation for Migration meanwhile said fishermen had rescued 371 migrants Friday off the coast of the Libyan town of Zuwara.

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Meanwhile, the Libyan coastguard also announced that it had picked up around 170 refugees off Tripoli on Saturday but had failed to rescue others "due to a lack of means".

The Italian government said in a deal signed with Libya in February that it would offer manpower as well as technical assistance to the Libyan coastguard.

Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea in smugglers' boats in hope of a better life in Europe, but thousands die each year trying.

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The UN Migration Agency said a confirmed death toll for the first part of 2017 of 1,096 should be considered a low estimate as it's working to verify reports of more fatalities on the Mediterranean.

Should the flow continue at the current rate, it is anticipated that 2017 will set a new record for the number of migrants reaching Italy, exceeding previous year when 181,000 people were rescued and brought ashore.

The figure is higher than the 425 during the first two months of a year ago.

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