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Twenty-nine presumptive Syrian refugees reached Cape Greco Friday on board an inflatable


An inflatable boat carrying 29 Syrian refugees reached Cape Greco on Friday, with Cyprus coast guard escorting them to a pier in Protaras.

Police said the inflatable was spotted by the radar system of the Republic of Cyprus around 12:50pm floating southeast of Cape Greco off Protaras.

The travelers, all presumptive Syrian refugees seeking asylum, arrived from Lebanon and included 14 men, 6 women, and 9 children.

State officials accompanied the refugees to Paralimni migration police, where officers were tasked with processing the arrivals and preparing them to be transported to Kokkinotrimithia Reception Centre.

Earlier this month, another inflatable boat with 20 Syrian refugees on board, including two families, arrived in Cyprus following a two-day trip in the open sea that started in Lebanon.

Reports said the travelers told authorities they bought a GPS device and an inflatable boat in Lebanon for a total of €1000 and set their course for Cyprus.

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