Morocco Rescues Over 300 Europe-Bound Migrants

The Moroccan navy has rescued 310 Europe-bound migrants in the past three days, a military official said on Monday.

The official disclosed that the migrants intercepted on board a variety of boats such as kayaks included nine children and 23 women which are mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, they were brought ashore safely before being handed over to the police

The Moroccan navy has rescued more than 400 migrants at the end of August who had experienced difficulties on board makeshift boats in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.

Morocco is a major transit route for migrants from sub-Saharan Africa attempting to reach Europe and only 15 kilometres (about nine miles) separate it from Spain in the Strait of Gibraltar.

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