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VT's Dr. Kevin Barrett reports from the scene in Saidia Morocco where 2 days ago, the Algerian coastguard shot dead two tourists holidaying in Morocco who reportedly strayed into Algerian waters on their jet skis.
They were among four French-Moroccan dual nationals who had set off from the Moroccan resort of Saidia.
A third member of the group was arrested by the coastguard which patrols the two states' closed border.
The two nations have a long history of tension, tied to Morocco's claims to the disputed Western Sahara.
The shooting sparked anger in Morocco after a fisherman posted footage of a lifeless body floating in the sea.
Mohamed Kissi was the only one of the group of four to make it back to Morocco, AFP news agency reports, quoting Moroccan media.
Abdelali Merchouer has been named as the second man killed.
His body is still in Algeria, according to Moroccan news site Le360.
The man arrested by the Algerian coastguard, named as Smail Snabe, reportedly appeared before a prosecutor on Wednesday but no details were given.
A Moroccan government spokesman declined to comment on the shooting, telling AFP it was "a matter for the judiciary".
There was no immediate comment from Algeria.
The two nations share a border nearly 2,000km (1,242 miles) long which has been a source of tension since independence from French colonial rule.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. He is the host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard-driving weekly radio show funded by listener subscriptions at Substack and the weekly news roundup FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN). He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host. Archived Articles (2004-2016)
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