Spain picks up over 500 migrants in 23 boats from North Africa

Spain picks up over 500 migrants in 23 boats from North Africa

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Spanish sea rescue service said it picked up more than 500 migrants trying to enter Spain clandestinely by crossing the Strait of Gibraltar in boats from north Africa over the past two days, the Associated Press reported.

A spokesman said 232 migrants were intercepted early Tuesday, Aug 12, traveling in 23 boats. On Monday, the service intercepted 299 migrants in 29 boats.

Hundreds of migrants regularly try to enter Spain from North Africa by land or sea in a bid to reach Europe in search of a better life.

The migrants were taken to the southern port of Tarifa for medical attention. All were said to be in good health.

 Top stories
French police say the search for passenger remains and debris on the mountain slopes could take another two weeks.
"I keep coming back to the fact that there is a connection between the Syrian crisis and what is happening in Ukraine," Assad said.
Investigators will also need the other black box which records flight data, information that is essential for probing air accidents.
"It's going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again," Cruz said.
Partner news
Soghomon Tehlirian assassinated Talaat Pasha on March 15, 1921

Operation Nemesis was a covert operation by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation carried out from 1920 to 1922, during which a number of former Ottoman political and military figures were assassinated for their role in the Armenian Genocide.