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The Latest: IOM rejects that arrivals to Italy were Syrians

May 13, 2016 - Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) - The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

1:40 p.m.

The International Organization for Migration has dismissed earlier reports that the 800 migrants rescued off Italy on Thursday were mostly Syrians.

IOM spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo said Friday those rescued included Egyptians, Somalis and Sudanese and only one Syrian.

Officials have been keeping a watchful eye on smugglers' boats traveling toward Italy to see if there has been a shi...