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 (syo͞o′tə, thĕ′o͞o-tä, sĕ′-)
A Spanish city of northwest Africa, an enclave in Morocco on the Strait of Gibraltar. A flourishing trade city under the Arabs, it was taken by the Portuguese in 1415 and passed to Spain in 1580.


(Spanish ˈθeuta)
(Placename) an enclave in Morocco on the Strait of Gibraltar, consisting of a port and military station: held by Spain since 1580. Pop: 74 931 (2003 est)


(ˈseɪ u tə, -tɑ)

a seaport and enclave of Spain in N Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar. 71,403.
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Le livre aussi un oeil sur la tour de Borj Adoumoue, la tour des larmes, la prote du bourj Roukni, Bab Sebta, Bab FAaAaAeA?
Over 400 social workers were mobilized mainly in reception centers in the ports of Tangiers-Med, Nador, and Al Hoceima, the entry points of Bab Sebta, and Bab Mellilia, and the airports of Casablanca Mohammed V, Oujda-Angad, Agadir-Al Massira and Fez-Sass.
Des mesures de securite drastiques seront imposees sur les personnes venant des regions de Sebta, Mlila et cela, en collaboration avec les autorites espagnoles afin de faire face a d'eventuelles actions de cellules dormantes.
Morocco, being a "good friend" is shouldering the responsibility for this wave of immigrants, and even went so far as to erect razor wires right outside Sebta and Melilla, the two still-colonized Moroccan cities under Spanish control, to prevent unlawful migrants from entering Spanish territory.
Un groupe d'environ 300 migrants en situation irreguliere a tente ce jeudi de forcer le passage vers le preside occupe de Sebta, indique un communique du ministere de l'Interieur.
Moroccan workers threaten to cripple Sebta and Melilla border crossings.
Madrid, which never envisaged a visit by a Moroccan prime minister from the conservative Independence Party, whose historic leader, Allal El Fassi, it has long accused of carrying maps of his country's historical rights, has reserved a warm welcome for the Moroccan Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi even though his party is the most stringent in facing Spain's ongoing occupation of Sebta and Melilla, north of the country.
Depuis lors, Al Bayane avec ses deux editions arabophone et francophone, hebdomadaire au depart, puis quotidienne, continue d'assumer sa mission dans la defense de la patrie, de l'integrite territoriale de notre pays et de la necessite de son parachevement et de sa consolidation a travers la liberation du Sahara et des deux villes de Sebta et Melilla et des iles qui en relevent.
Deux ressortissantes allemandes ont ete arretees, mercredi au point de passage de Bab Sebta, en possession de 145 kg de chira (resine de cannabis), a indique jeudi une source douaniere.
According to investigations, three members of the cell, originating in Sebta, were killed in suicide bombings that targeted sensitive sites within one of the spots of tension, the source said.
Moroccan working class took the opportunity to reiterate its position as a united front in defending the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, the liberation of Moroccan Spanish-occupied cities of Sebta et Melillia, renewing also its unconditional support to the Palestinian people in their heroic struggle for the establishment of their independent state with Al Quds as its capital.