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« on: October 06, 2005, 10:05:13 PM »

Morocco says border guards kill 6 African migrants
Thu Oct 6, 2005 7:05 PM BST
 
 
 
RABAT/MELILLA (Reuters) - Moroccan troops, attempting to prevent illegal immigrants from reaching a Spanish enclave, killed six Africans in clashes in northern Morocco on Wednesday night, a local government official said on Thursday.
Spanish police said earlier a joint operation between Spanish and Moroccan police and troops had repelled more than 500 migrants trying to cross into Spain's North African outpost of Melilla before dawn.

Just one man had entered the enclave in the latest mass storming of Europe's southernmost border, they said.

"The assault of rare violence has forced security forces to respond in self-defence. Some 290 migrants were arrested and six among the assailants were dead," Nador province governor Abdellah Bendhiba said in a statement carried by state news agency MAP.

Bendhiba said 400 migrants stormed troop surveillance posts in Gourougou forest in the north of the country in the night between Wednesday and Thursday.

Gourougou forest, where hundreds of migrants often hide before trying to reach Spain's Ceuta and Melilla enclaves in Morocco, lies on the outskirts of Nador, about 500 km (300 miles) north of Rabat.

Spanish human rights group Asociacion Pro-Derechos Humanos said there had been more deaths than Morocco said and hundreds had been injured.

"There are not six, there are quite a few more," Secretary Jose Alonso told Reuters, citing Moroccan medical sources.

SPANISH POLICE CLEARED

The news came after Spanish Interior Minister Jose Antonio Alonso told a parliamentary committe that Spanish police had not been to blame for the deaths of five migrants trying to enter Spain's other outpost Ceuta in a 600-strong group last week.

"It can be confirmed that Civil Guard (police) forces ... did not fire any live rounds with any of the weapons they were equipped with," said Alonso, quoting from a police report.

"They could not have caused the firearms wounds on the bodies found at the site," the report added.

Two bodies were found on the Spanish side of the fence with bullet wounds, Spanish officials said. Three more bodies were found on the Moroccan side and they were also shot, according to news reports.

Alonso limited his testimony to exonerating Spanish police and did not blame anyone for last week's deaths.

He said Spanish authorities investigated the two deaths on the Spanish side of the border while Moroccan authorities were probing the deaths on their side.

Alonso also said that Spain would send 70 African migrants who had entered via Morocco back to its neighbour as part of the reactivation of a deal signed with Morocco in 1992 but hardly ever used.

The move is a radical change in policy. In recent years, African migrants from countries with which Spain does not have repatriation agreements have simply been set free in Spain with an expulsion order which cannot be enforced.

In recent weeks, hundreds of poor Africans desperate to reach wealthy Europe have staged mass assaults on the borders of Ceuta and Melilla, using home-made ladders.

Spain and Morocco have responded by reinforcing their security forces on both sides of the border.

Migrants who entered Melilla in recent days were horrified by the prospect they could be sent back to Morocco.

"There are people who have been on the road five years. They have left their villages, they have nothing," 20-year-old Malian Tiefing Keta said. "If the government does that, what are we going to do?"
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2005, 10:15:14 PM »

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Gourougou forest, where hundreds of migrants often hide before trying to reach Spain's Ceuta and Melilla enclaves in Morocco, lies on the outskirts of Nador, about 500 km (300 miles) north of Rabat.[quote}

hey are you sure this Marocco not Gozo?:D
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 07:47:02 PM »

http://www.euronews.com/2016/12/09/african-migrants-break-in-to-spain-s-ceuta-enclave-in-north-africa


Savage, sub-human Blacks invade Ceuta in their hundreds.
 
Watch the video as these apes stream into our territories.
As soon as they settle down, they will start stamping their pygmy feet, rattling begging bowls and screaming "racist".
Only the most resolute, merciless action will stop this nonsense - We have to shoot them in their hundreds as they perch on the fences, or on the boats.




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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 12:53:40 PM »

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20170102/world/hundreds-of-migrants-try-to-storm-spains-enclave-of-ceuta.635463


Monday, January 2, 2017, 07:43

Hundreds of migrants try to storm Spain's enclave of Ceuta

At least 800 sub-Saharan African migrants tried to cross into Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco by storming a border fence, though most were eventually turned back, the Spanish and Moroccan governments said.

Dozens of migrants made it to the top of the six-metre barbed wire fence yesterday before being lifted down by cranes, footage from local TV station Faro TV showed.

Spain said about 1,100 migrants attempted the crossing. Only two were allowed into Ceuta to be taken to hospital while the rest were returned to Morocco, the Spanish government said in a statement.

  Five Spanish police and 50 from Morocco were injured, the government added, after migrants used rocks and metal bars to try and break through gates to access the fence and clashed with authorities.
Morocco's interior ministry reported that some 800 migrants had tried to storm the enclave, and that all had been arrested. It said 10 members of its security forces were seriously wounded.

"From now on those making such attempts will be presented before the competent judicial authorities who will decree their expulsion from the kingdom (of Morocco) or heavier penalties, according the gravity of the act," the ministry said in a statement.

Spain's two enclaves in Morocco, Ceuta and Melilla, are often used as entry points into Europe for African migrants, who either climb over their border fences or try to swim along the coast.
Spain has drawn criticism from human rights groups for allowing some migrants to be immediately turned back to Morocco in such incidents. They argue that skipping the lengthier deportation procedures deprives people of the opportunity to claim asylum.

In early December more than 400 sub-Saharan African migrants managed to force their way over the Ceuta border fence.

However, Libya has become a more common departure point for African migrants, most of whom come from sub-Saharan countries and attempt the crossing to Italy by boat.
2016 was the deadliest year ever for migrants in the Mediterranean, with almost 5,000 deaths, according to the International Organization for Migration.
Separately, Spanish police said a Moroccan woman was arrested in Ceuta last week for trying to smuggle a 19-year-old migrant from Gabon across the border with Spain curled up inside a suitcase.


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Mild responses, like taking the wounded to hospital, is taken as weakness by the primitive invaders.
They should be shot as they perch on the fence - just like a shooting stall at the fair.
Those that fall on the Moroccan side are not a problem of ours - those that do fall on our side; well, just feed them to the pigs!


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