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Spain deploys military in Ceuta to patrol border with Morocco after migrants swim ashore

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The Spanish authorities has deployed troops to Ceuta to patrol the border with Morocco after hundreds of migrants swam into the northern African enclave, a supply from the Inside Ministry stated on Tuesday.

Troopers will patrol the border together with Spanish police. “This begins instantly,” the supply stated, with out specifying what number of troops shall be deployed.

A spokesman for Ceuta’s authorities delegation stated troopers will work with police in delicate areas throughout the enclave to take care of order on the streets.

As many as 6,000 Moroccans, together with about 1,500 minors, swam into Ceuta on Monday and Tuesday, Inside Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska stated.

One individual died within the try, a Spanish authorities delegation spokesman stated.

The grownup arrivals are being transferred to an area soccer stadium to be handed again to Morocco. Minors are being despatched to an industrial constructing.

Ceuta, with a inhabitants of 80,000, is an enclave situated on the northern tip of Morocco throughout from Gibraltar.

The Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and close by Melilla on Morocco’s northern coast have lengthy been a magnet for African migrants attempting to succeed in Europe looking for a greater life.

Spanish TV channel 24h reported on Tuesday morning that as many as 85 migrants climbed the border fence to interrupt into Melilla, which is situated about 300km east of Ceuta on the Moroccan shore.

The arrival of the migrants came about at a time of elevated pressure between Spain and Morocco over the destiny of Brahim Ghali, the chief of the Western Sahara’s Polisario Entrance, who’s in hospital in Spain.

Morocco’s Overseas Ministry issued a strongly worded assertion final month deploring what it stated was the choice of Spain to confess Ghali underneath a false id with out informing Morocco, including that the scenario would have repercussions for relations between the nations.

The USA in December recognised Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara territory, which can also be claimed as an unbiased state by the Polisario Entrance.

Ghali is hospitalised in Spain, a Spanish diplomatic supply instructed Reuters.

Ghali was accepted into Spain on humanitarian grounds, Spanish Overseas Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya instructed Cadena SER radio on Monday night.


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