Immigrants scale over a border fence separating Spain's north African enclave Melilla from neighboring Morocco February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Jesus Blasco de Avellaneda
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More than 200 migrants stormed across a triple-layer border fence into Spain's north African territory of Melilla on Friday, Spanish authorities said, in one of the largest such crossings in years.At least 14 migrants drowned in Moroccan waters on February 6 while trying to enter Ceuta by sea after several hundred tried to storm the land border.On February 17 about 150 African migrants made it into Melilla in another mass assault by migrants bearing sticks and stones.Some 500 migrants stormed the fence on Monday and about 100 made it over in what an official described as a "very violent" assault that left 27 people injured.
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