Greek coast guard rescues 213 migrants in multiple Aegean operations

Greek coast guard officers rescued 213 migrants during operations off various Aegean islands on Saturday night.

The six rescues took place off Kos, Chios and Lesvos. Authorities do not believe any people are missing.

There has been a rise in recent months in the number of irregular migrants trying to reach Greece as people flee from Libya, Syria and Afghanistan in particular.

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