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The Lebanese army on Saturday detained a boat. Bound for Europe near the northern border with Syria and detained 134 migrants.
The Reuters news agency report quoted the army as saying that 130 Syrians and four Lebanese refugees were on board. The boat near the coastal town of Sheikh Zanad in Lebanon’s Akar province.

The army report says that the mastermind of this migrant trip, a Lebanese citizen, has also been arrest on the spot.
In another statement, the Lebanese Armed Forces said that 150 Syrians were arrest. Who entered Lebanon illegally from another border area in Akkar province.

It should be note that Lebanon is in severe financial difficulties these days. And it is being described as one of the worst economic crises in history by the World Bank.
The current economic crisis in Lebanon has turned the country into a launch pad for migrants. Even as local citizens try to leave the country along with Syrian and Palestinian refugees by taking the perilous sea route.

The boat was carrying 130 Syrians and four Lebanese refugees.
The boat was carrying 130 Syrians and four Lebanese refugees.

On the other hand, it has been report by the Lebanese authorities that currently our country is hosting about 2 million Syrians, of whom more than 800,000 are register with the United Nations. And this is the largest number of refugees per capita in the world.

It is say that the most important and first destination of the emigrants leaving for Europe from Lebanon is Cyprus. Which is only 175 km away from here.
It should be note that in September 2022, a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon sank near the Syrian coast. And the bodies of around 100 people were recover.

Since 2014, more than 22,000 migrants have been victims of the waves.
Since 2014, more than 22,000 migrants have been victims of the waves.

In December 2022, two migrants died when their boat capsized off Lebanon’s northern coast, while nearly 200 were rescue.

Human smugglers usually overload their small boats so that they are barely able to navigate the seas and risk being hit by waves when they try to reach British shores.

According to the International Organisation for Migration, since 2014, more than 22,000 migrants have been victims of sea waves.

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