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U.S. Navy rescues 282 people from Mediterranean
U.S. Navy rescues 282 people from Mediterranean

The U.S. Navy reported Saturday that two American warships had rescued nearly 300 people from boats in the Mediterranean Sea after one of the small craft began to sink. The amphibious assault ship Bataan and guided missile frigate Elrod responded after receiving a report from an Italian military aircraft that had sighted six small vessels, the Navy said in a statement. The Americans provided food, water, medical care and temporary shelter before transferring 277 people to a Maltese military patrol boat. CNN reported that five others were flown to Malta for medical treatment. It was not immediately clear who the people were. However, refugees by the tens of thousands, many from...

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