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NOV 02, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Niger detains scores of migrants after desert tragedy

Niger has detained 100 migrants crossing the Sahara to Algeria, a security source said Saturday, in a crackdown on illegal migration after 92 people died trying to make the same journey. The migrants, who were mostly men but also included children, were rounded up in the desert and have been placed in police cells in the northern town of Arlit, a transit point for people seeking passage to Algeria, the source said. "The migrants are being held at the gendarmerie but we do not yet know what will become of them," said the security source. Niger's government earlier announced it ... Read More

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