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Migrant Camps Near Border With Spanish Enclave Destroyed by Morocco

Ashifa Kassam | The Guardian   in  ·
February 17, 2015

Moroccan authorities have begun dismantling makeshift migrant camps near the Spanish enclave of Melilla, setting fire to the temporary homes of hundreds of people who were waiting to try to rush the triple fence at the border, human rights groups have said.

The raids on Mount Gourougou began in the early hours of Tuesday, said the Pro.De.In Association of Melilla. “They burned everything,” one migrant told the Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.

The man said Moroccan security forces used force to hold people back as they destroyed the camps. “They hit us on the arms, legs or on the head. I’m hurt too, they’ve cracked my skull,” he said…

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