Morocco invades liberated territory of Western Sahara under MINURSO´s control

August 14, 2016- This morning at 8:30 AM, a contingent of about 300 Moroccan military occupation forces have launched a military offensive in the zone of Guerguerat (also called “Kandahar” by Moroccans), in the south of Western Sahara strip (5 to 6 km wide), north of the peninsula of La Güera (Lagouira) and at the border with Mauritania. That area is Saharawi liberated territory, part of the first and seventh military region of Saharawi Liberation Army, although Morocco considered it a « buffer zone » and it is under the control of MINURSO.

This great offensive of the Moroccan occupation forces represents the greatest violation of the ceasefire carried out by the annexationist regime of Mohamed VI in Western Sahara, violating the military agreements signed with the Polisario Front in 1991.

According to very recent Sahrawi informations, at this time Moroccan military forces have full control of the entire region nearby La Güera. On Mauritanian side there are also military movements.

On the other hand, during last week, the Moroccan military command ordered the concentration of substantial contingents of troops in the whole area of Auserd, and a Moroccan plane has been flying all day over the region since 3 days ago.

At the airport of the occupied city of El Ayun, capital of Western Sahara, there has been an intense movement of several military aircraft, helicopters and fighter jets.

Simultaneously, the occupied military areas of Amgala and Bir-Gandul have been reinforced with ground troops, tanks and heavy artillery. The Moroccan military detachment also integrates experts in sophisticated devices for monitoring, forming a line of defense.

Last January Mauritania hoisted its flag in La Güera , the uninhabited Saharawi city in the south that was left to Mauritania in 1976, after the Moroccan-Mauritanian agreement of April 14 where the border that would separate the two states was agreed.

According to intelligence sources in Mauritania, Morocco will use the present diplomatic crisis between the two countries to take control of La Güera , the southernmost town of Western Sahara on the Atlantic Coast, only 5 km from Mauritania’s economic capital, Nouadhibou.


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