Morocco says rescues 169 illegal immigrants in Mediterranean

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Morocco’s coast guards rescued 169 illegal immigrants from Sub-Saharan African countries in the Mediterranean, the Moroccan army said Monday, Trend reports referring to Xinhua.

The immigrants were on board several makeshift inflatable boats which ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea, the army noted.

They were brought safely to the ports of the northern cities of Nador and Ksar-Sghir.

According to the Moroccan Ministry of Interior, 88,761 immigrants were prevented from leaving Morocco in 2018.