Macedonia sends hundreds of migrants back to Greece

Macedonian troops patrol in a security corridor at the Greece-Macedonia border near Gevgelija on March 15, 2016About 1,500 migrants who managed to cross into Macedonia, despite the border being closed to them for a week, have been sent back to Greece by Macedonian troops, officials said Tuesday. The desperate group of men, women and children had set off from an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek side on Monday and waded thigh-deep through a river to get into Macedonia, where they were stopped by troops. “Yesterday we had a large group of illegal migrants who tried and managed to cross the border unlawfully near the village of Moin,” Toni Janevski, a Macedonian army spokesman, told AFP.

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