Libya’s migrant roundup reaches 4,000 amid major crackdown

A major crackdown in western Libya has resulted in the detention of at least 4,000 migrants, including hundreds of women and children.

The authorities describe this as a security campaign against illegal migration and drug trafficking. The Interior Ministry, which led the crackdown, made no mention of any traffickers or smugglers being arrested.

The town has seen several waves of raids on migrants over the years, but the latest one was described by activists as the fiercest so far.