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Egypt deports 33 Sudanese migrants trying to reach Libya

AP  |  Cairo 

has deported 33 Sudanese migrants who were trying to reach to head onward to

airport officials said on Friday the Sudanese were arrested earlier this month in the western coastal city of Marsa Matruh, not far from Libya's border, along with dozens of Egyptians and other African nationals.

The officials say the migrants had planned to take fishing boats from the Libyan port of Zuwarah to The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk to reporters.

became a major conduit for African migrants and refugees fleeing to after the 2011 uprising that killed Moammar Gadhafi.

Thousands have perished while making the perilous sea crossing while others have been detained and abused in by smugglers and armed groups.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 15:26 IST