38 migrants rescued at sea, one dead

The Moroccan navy today saved a boat "in trouble" with 39 Moroccan migrants, including one dead and 38 "degraded" in a state of health, as the news agency of the MAP said a military source.

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The boat that sailed since 8 October was rescued from Tangier, the great port city of northern Morocco, according to the same source. More than 43,000 migrants have fled to Spain since the beginning of the year, including more than 38,000 by sea, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). More and more Moroccans are trying to leave their country to reach Europe by sea or to pass through the fences that separate Morocco from the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. The kingdom is also a transit country for thousands of migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in the hope of reaching Europe.

In recent weeks, the Moroccan navy has communicated episodically about its operations in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. His latest assessment, on October 10, reported that 450 migrants were rescued on Tuesday and Wednesday. In two recent operations, two coast guard boats opened fire on "suspicious-looking" boats, killing one and three others being injured by Fnideq (north) on 25 September and one wounded by Larache on 10 October. .

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