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Senegal: More than 600 migrants intercepted in three days

The Senegalese navy has stepped up its efforts to board and rescue illegal immigrants in recent weeks.

More than 600 people were intercepted in just three days.

  • Deutsche Welle

Senegal‘s navy said on Sunday that it had intercepted over Europe-bound migrants off the country’s coast in three days.

Two more boats carrying 262 would-be migrants, including 26 women and 13 minors, were boarded late Saturday. The navy also stopped a boat with 272 passengers on Friday and 71 a day earlier.

The rescues come during the busy summer season, when thousands of migrants attempt to cross the hundreds of miles of…

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