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Spanien, Marokko überkreuz, nach Ankunft von 8.000 Migranten durch das Meer

May 19, 2021 - Spanien hat Truppen nach Ceuta entsendet, sie sollen die Grenze mit Marokko bewachen, nachdem rund 8.000 Migranten über den Zaun kletterten oder schwimmend die nordafrikanische Enklave erreichten, Spaniens Premierminister Pedro Sanchez nennt es eine ernste Krise für Spanien und Europa.

The sudden influx of migrants took place after Morocco loosened border controls amid a deepening diplomatic spat with Spain over the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

Ceuta, with a population of 80,000, is on the northern tip of Morocco across from Gibraltar. Along with another Spanish exclave, Melilla, it has long been a magnet for African migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Morocco has a claim on both, Reuters said.

Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said 200 troops, plus 200 extra police were going to assist Ceuta’s normal 1,100-strong border force, according to a BBC report.

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PUBLISHED: 19/05/2021; STORY: Graphic News
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