More than 7,000 migrants detained in Libya

May 10, 2017

Illegal migrants, who were found by Libyan security forces while waiting in a depot in Tripoli's eastern suburb of Tajoura prior to being smuggled to Europe, gather at the new Tajoura detention centre in the Libyan capital on May 9, 2017 (AFP)

Between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants mostly from sub-Saharan Africa are being held in Libyan detention centres after entering the country illegally, an official said on Tuesday.