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Italian coast guard rescues 2,150 migrants in 18 separate missions

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Italian coast guard rescues 2,150 migrants in 18 separate missions

<p>Some 2,150 migrants and refugees were rescued from boats and dinghies in the Strait of Sicily in 18 separate operations on Friday, the Italian coast guard said.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="it" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CentraleOperativa?src=hash">#CentraleOperativa</a> coordina 18 operazioni <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SAR?src=hash">#SAR</a>. Unità <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GuardiaCostiera?src=hash">#GuardiaCostiera</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ItalianNavy"><code>ItalianNavy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EUNAVFORMED?src=hash">#EUNAVFORMED</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Frontex"></code>Frontex</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ONG?src=hash">#ONG</a> salvano circa 2150 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/migranti?src=hash">#migranti</a></p>— Guardia Costiera (@guardiacostiera) <a href="https://twitter.com/guardiacostiera/status/756524701862748160">July 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The Italian coast guard released footage of three of the rescue operations, including a mission during which 375 people were rescued from three crammed rubber dinghies.</p> <p>On Sunday, 1,000 rescued refugees and migrants, including many children, were brought into the port of Cagliari in Sardinia.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Migrants?src=hash">#Migrants</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/refugees?src=hash">#refugees</a>,<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IOM?src=hash">#IOM</a>:81K arrivals in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Italy?src=hash">#Italy</a> by7/20(+4,200 rescued since Wed),242K in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EU?src=hash">#EU</a> <a href="https://t.co/rWKuy7O80J">https://t.co/rWKuy7O80J</a> <a href="https://t.co/bi8H7oYJsJ">pic.twitter.com/bi8H7oYJsJ</a></p>— OnuItalia (@Onuitalia) <a href="https://twitter.com/Onuitalia/status/756501291048833024">July 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>