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Tunisia detains 28 Egyptians fishing in its waters

Coast guard intercepts 2 boats southeast of Kerkennah Island

Yosra Ouanes, Gulsen Topcu   | 25.12.2020
Tunisia detains 28 Egyptians fishing in its waters

TUNIS, Tunisia 

Tunisia detained 28 Egyptian nationals Thursday who were illegally fishing off the coast of Sfax city, according to the Defense Ministry. 

The ministry said in a statement that coast guard teams intercepted two boats and held the fishermen on board southeast of Kerkennah Island.

It said the fishermen were taken to a naval base in Sfax to initiate legal procedures.

Egyptian officials have yet to comment on the issue.

Earlier, Tunisia also detained 17 Egyptians for illegal fishing.

*Writing by Sena Guler

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