Troops to be withdrawn from Moroccan border
14 December 2005, MELILLA — Troops are to be withdrawn from the borders of Spain's North African enclaves.
14 December 2005
MELILLA — Troops are to be withdrawn from the borders of Spain's North African enclaves.
The Spanish army has been stationed there since September after illegal immigrants staged a series of mass assaults from Morocco.
A number of immigrants were killed in violent exchanges with Spanish and Moroccan police.
General Francisco Fernández Sánchez ordered the withdrawal of the troops from Melilla, leaving the Guardia Civil to guard the border.
A small company of regular solders will still be stationed in Ceuta for a short period.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news