Morocco's navy coast guards rescue 367 migrants

Published: December 28, 2018 14:19:28 | Updated: December 30, 2018 15:32:02

Morocco's navy coast guards have rescued 367 illegal migrants in the Mediterranean, the Moroccan army said.

The rescued were onboard several boats, the army added.

The majority of the rescued are from sub-Saharan African nations, the same source said, noting that they included many women and children, reports Xinhua.

The migrants were brought safely to the neighbouring ports, the same source added.

Morocco has witnessed a significant hike in illegal migration attempts in 2018.

According to the Moroccan Interior Ministry, the authorities have foiled over 76,000 illegal immigration attempts between January and November 2018.

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