Dozens of Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Capsizes Off Syria


BEIRUT, Lebanon — A small boat carrying more than 100 migrants headed to Europe from Lebanon capsized off the coast of Syria, leaving at least 75 dead, Lebanese and Syrian authorities said on Friday.

The authorities said that about 120 migrants were on the boat when it capsized on Thursday and that at least 20 of them were rescued near the port of Tartus on Syria’s Mediterranean coast.

“The migrants have no papers, and it looks like the boat they took was a small one,” Lebanon’s…



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