#AceWorldNews – ROME – May 20 – Italy’s navy on Tuesday rescued two boats packed with more than 500 migrants, including 133 minors, AFP said.
There were also 64 women in the group, according to the navy.
A navy helicopter spotted the boats south of Sicily on Monday.
The rescue, carried out on Tuesday with the help of nearby merchant vessels, was delayed by poor weather conditions.
Almost all of the new arrivals are on boats leaving northern Libya, which is becoming increasingly lawless.
Many are originally from Eritrea, Somalia and Syria.