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Morocco rescues 256 migrants in Mediterranean, Atlantic

41 women and 5 children among those rescued, state news agency reports

Hamdi Yıldız   | 09.02.2022
Morocco rescues 256 migrants in Mediterranean, Atlantic FILE PHOTO

FES, Morocco 

Moroccan Coast Guard units rescued at least 256 irregular migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean from Feb. 5-8, a local news agency said Tuesday.

The migrants, most of whom were from Sub-Saharan Africa, included 41 women and five children, said Moroccan state news agency MAP.

They were given medical assistance and handed over to gendarmerie forces for administrative procedures, MAP added.

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