7 boats carrying 850 illegal migrants were intercepted off Sabratha coast on Sunday, Libyan Coast Guard has declared.

The migrants, of African and Arab nationalities, were found on inflatable boats north of Sabratha at 7:30 am while they were on their way to Europe.

79 women, 11 of them are pregnant, and 11 children were among the migrants. They were later transferred to the Illegal Immigration Fight Authority in Zawia.