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Greek police shifting more migrants from border

TAGS: Migration

Police in Greece have expanded an operation to clear makeshift camps set up by migrants and refugees along the country's border with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

Authorities said 630 more people were escorted by police out of two others sites Tuesday - a day after more than 1,000 people were ordered out of camp next to a border crossing point.

The migrants from Syria, Iraq and several other countries were transported by bus to government-run shelters near Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki.

The operation was ordered after police last month cleared a huge makeshift border camp at Idomeni that had housed as many 14,000 people. More than 50,000 migrants and refugees are stranded in Greece following a series of European border closures.

[AP]

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