Spain removes Moroccan troops from PerejilWednesday 17 July 2002 09.52
Spain has said it has forcibly removed Moroccan troops who set up an observation post last week on a disputed island off Morocco's Mediterranean coast.
About a dozen Moroccan soldiers were on the island of Perejil.
The Spanish government said in a statement the operation to remove the Moroccans had been carried out without any injuries to either side.
It said it had informed its allies of the move.