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The lifeless bodies of 28 migrants were discovered on December 25 on the Libyan west coast after their boat sank, according to a security source quoted by AFP. The drama would have occurred a few days ago.

“Red Crescent teams recovered 28 bodies of dead migrants and found three survivors at two separate locations on the beaches of Al-Allous,” located 90 kilometers from the capital Tripoli, told AFP a local security official on December 26.

“The state of the bodies in advanced decomposition indicates that the sinking occurred a few days ago,” he added. Images circulated by the local press show the bodies lined up on the shore and then placed in body bags.

This tragedy comes a few days after the news of the death of 160 migrants in a week after the sinking of their boats off the west coast of Libya, bringing to 1,500 the number of deaths on this route since the beginning of year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). More than 30,000 migrants have been rescued or intercepted since the start of this year off the Libyan coast, according to the IOM.

The North African country is an important crossing point for tens of thousands of migrants each year seeking to reach Europe via the Italian coasts, some 300 km away. Mostly from Saharan African countries, these would-be immigrants fall prey to traffickers, when they do not die while attempting to cross.

Plunged into security chaos after the fall of the government of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has faced multiple criticisms for several months for the mistreatment inflicted on migrants.

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