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CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it intercepted 75 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast.

Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Saturday that a rubber boat carrying migrants from Bangladesh, Morocco, Somalia, Algeria and Sudan was stopped Friday some 110 kilometers (70 miles) west of the capital, Tripoli.

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He says the migrants were given humanitarian and medical aid before being taken to a detention center in the northwestern city of Zawiya.

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

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