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Cypriot police rescue 17 Syrian migrants aboard boat

Cypriot police say 17 Syrian migrants who set sail from Lebanon aboard a small craft have declared that they intend to apply for asylum on the east Mediterranean island nation

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Published on: October 30, 2018 14:15 IST
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot police say 17 Syrian migrants who set sail from Lebanon aboard a small craft have declared that they intend to apply for asylum on the east Mediterranean island nation.

Police said Tuesday a patrol boat rescued the migrants — including five children — after authorities located their craft some 77 kilometers (42 miles) off the island's southeastern tip.

Police said the migrants told authorities that they departed from a Lebanese harbor on Oct. 29 after each paying 1,000 euros ($1,140) to an individual who provided them with the craft.

The migrants said their intended destination was Cyprus. Police said all are well and are currently hosted at a migrant reception center on the outskirts of the capital, Nicosia.

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