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Boat rescued off coast of Siracusa with 199 migrants

Passengers say they are fleeing Syria

Boat rescued off coast of Siracusa with 199 migrants

Siracusa, July 23 - Italian rescued 199 migrants on Tuesday from a boat off the coast of the Sicilian city of Siracusa. The 15-meter long wooden fishing boat was spotted before dawn some five miles from the Capo Murro di Porco peninsula and accompanied to shore by authorities where the migrants received assistance and began an identification process. All of the passengers, including 19 women and 17 children, said they were fleeing war-torn Syria and are in good health. Two Syrians and three Egyptians among the group are being detained by police suspected of trafficking the migrants.

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