Italy rescues 2, 800 immigrants near Sicily

(AGI) Palermo, May 31 - The flow of immigrants to Sicilycontinues, as the Italian navy rescued around 2,800 people offthe Sicilian coast in the past days. On Friday night alone, 200immigrants were picked up south of Lampedusa. After a shipwreckthat claimed the lives of hundreds of asylum seekers a shortdistance from Lampedusa in October 2013, the Italian Navy andCoast Guard launched Operation Mare Nostrum to intercept andrescue migrants from unseaworthy boats. . .

(AGI) Palermo, May 31 - The flow of immigrants to Sicilycontinues, as the Italian navy rescued around 2,800 people offthe Sicilian coast in the past days. On Friday night alone, 200immigrants were picked up south of Lampedusa. After a shipwreckthat claimed the lives of hundreds of asylum seekers a shortdistance from Lampedusa in October 2013, the Italian Navy andCoast Guard launched Operation Mare Nostrum to intercept andrescue migrants from unseaworthy boats. . .