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Algeria arrests three Moroccans on jet-skis in its territorial waters

2023-12-13T14:09:02.772Z

Highlights: Algeria arrests three Moroccans on jet-skis in its territorial waters. The three men entered Algeria's territorial waters on a jet-ski, in the same area where two holidaymakers had been killed. On August 29, a 40-year-old Moroccan holidaymaker who lived in France and his French-Moroccan cousin were killed by Algerian coast guards. Algiers broke off diplomatic relations with Rabat in August 2021, denouncing a series of "hostile acts"


The three men entered Algeria's territorial waters on a jet-ski, in the same area where two holidaymakers had been killed.


History repeats itself. Algeria on Monday arrested three Moroccans who entered its territorial waters on a jet-ski, in the same area where two holidaymakers were killed in August by gunfire attributed to Algerian coastguards.

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The three Moroccans were arrested on Monday morning by an Algerian coast guard patrol "after entering our territorial waters aboard a jet-ski, about 7 nautical miles off the beach of Marsa Ben Mhidi" bordering Morocco on the Mediterranean coast, the Algerian Defense Ministry said in a statement. published on Wednesday.

An area of drug trafficking and illegal migration

The jet-ski was intercepted "in an area that is experiencing intense activity of drug trafficking networks, organized crime and illegal migration," the ministry said, adding that an investigation was underway.

On August 29, a 40-year-old Moroccan holidaymaker who lived in France and his French-Moroccan cousin were killed by Algerian coast guards, according to a survivor, while they got lost on a jet-ski in the same area.

The Algerian Ministry of Defense reported at the time that "shots were fired" after "an audible warning" from a coast guard unit as well as "warning shots" in the face of "a refusal to comply" by Moroccans on jet-skis that had crossed the Algerian maritime border.

Algiers broke off diplomatic relations with Rabat in August 2021, denouncing a series of "hostile acts" by its neighbour, particularly concerning the disputed territory of Western Sahara and normalisation with Israel.

Source: leparis

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