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Friday, 19 July 2002
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Moroccan goat herder Lahma Lachili, rejecting claims by the Spanish and Moroccan governments over the disputed island of Perejil (Spanish for "parsley"). While Ms. Lachili has grazed her herd on the island for decades (the parsley which grows there affords a delicate flavor to the goats milk), this week 12 Moroccan soldiers seized the island, which has been claimed by Spain for over 300 years. Spanish commandos subsequently stormed the island and expelled the Moroccan soldiers, causing Morocco to lodge an official protest with the UN and prompting a round of diplomatic mudslinging between Madrid and Rabat. Neither government has yet to respond to Ms. Lachilis territorial claim, which was published in The Financial Times earlier this week.
 
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