Near 200 Syrian refugees rescued from boat near Sicily

Italian officials said a boat rescued 199 Syrian refugees off the coast of Sicily.

Near 200 Syrian refugees rescued from boat near Sicily

World Bulletin / News Desk

Italian officials said a boat rescued 199 Syrian refugees Tuesday off the coast of Siracusa, Sicily. The 49-foot wooden boat included 19 women and 17 children, ANSA reported.

All passengers said they were fleeing war-torn Syria and were in good health. 

Police detained two Syrians and three Egyptians accused of trafficking the migrants.

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