BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 A.M.) – Footage, captured on Tuesday, shows the Libyan Coast Guard shooting into the air, close to a boat operated by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms.
The images were provided by Proactiva Open Arms, who maintain that they were 13 miles (20.9 km) from the Libyan coast at the time.
Proactiva Open Arms picks up migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in overcrowded inflatable boats.
The Libyan Coast Guard receives funding support from Italy and the EU.
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