Slovenia’s army says 35 troops will join police in patrolling borders in the southwest of the country after observing a rise in the number of migrants in the area.

On Saturday, the army said its soldiers would bring their equipment to help the police operating in the area of the coastal town of Koper, which is near the Croatian and Italian borders.

The soldiers are expected to deploy on Monday.

Koper police reported apprehending 122 migrants on Friday after discovering several small makeshift migrant camps in a forested area. Most migrants came from Afghanistan and at least five minors were among them.

Slovenia’s army has taken part in border patrols alongside police since 2016 after hundreds of thousands of migrants passed through the country of two million people in a bid to reach western Europe.

Al Jazeera | 21.07.2019

„Slovenia to deploy soldiers to boost border patrols for migrants“