Greek coastguard spokesman Nikos Lagkadianos said 11 people were rescued from the boat that sank and a twelfth swam ashore in the early hours. The survivors say there were a total of 46 people on board.
Resulting from Lesbos’ close proximity to Turkey (little greater than six miles away at its nearest point), the island has grow to be probably the most very popular stepping stones to Europe for these fleeing agitation & war in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan & beyond.
An estimated 514 Indonesians have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight with the IS, with around half of them consisting of Indonesian citizens who were already residing in nearby countries as students or migrant workers prior to the rise of IS, according to the National...
Emina, a migrant from Syria who boarded a train with her 2-month-old baby, blamed Macedonian authorities for “harassing” the migrants, not giving them food or water, and holding them back at the border.
At the Greece-FYR Macedonia border itself – reported calm after chaotic scenes late last week – people are now crossing in groups of up to 300-400 and then travelling onwards by train or bus to Serbia.