After Morocco announced on Friday evening that it had launched a military operation in the buffer zone in Guerguerat in Western Sahara disputed with the Polisario Front, the “Polisario” front responded, saying that the operation ended the ceasefire between the two sides in force for 30 years, declaring that “the war I started “..
The Polisario Front News Agency said, “The Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army launched intense attacks on Moroccan army bases in the Al Mahbas, Hawza, Awsard and Al Farisiyah sectors, resulting in loss of life.”
Adding that “the political governorate of the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army confirmed in a statement that several enemy sites have been attacked by our brave fighters along the Moroccan wall of shame,” noting that this comes in response to “the Moroccan army’s embarking on a desperate adventure embodied in a clear violation of the ceasefire agreement.” The shooting took place between the two parties to the conflict in the Guerguerat region.
The Minister of Information in the “Polisario” Front, Hamada Salma, confirmed that the Moroccan recklessness in the Guerguerat region has returned the region to Square One, stressing that the Sahrawi people are determined to extract their right to self-determination at any cost.
Meanwhile, the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, in a statement, that “the operation comes after the closure of members of the Front for the Liberation of Sakia El Hamra and the Valley of Gold (Polisario) since October 21, the road through which especially trucks transporting goods pass from Morocco towards Mauritania and the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.”
The Moroccan Armed Forces Command stated that it had “set up a security belt in order to secure the flow of goods and people through the buffer zone” in Guerguerat.