Moroccan navy rescues 183 illegal migrants
The Moroccan navy have rescued 183 illegal sub-Saharan African migrants off the kingdom's Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
The migrants, including 12 women and two minors, were intercepted in many operations between July 29 and August 1, the official news agency MAP quoted a military source as saying.
They were traveling in several small flimsy boats which were facing trouble in the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates the African continent from Europe.
Morocco has become a hub for African migrants who seek to reach Europe for a better life.