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North Africa didn’t need more breakdown: Report says war risks in Western Sahara rising

Translated today by our MIdeastwire.com

On March 23, the Qatari-owned Al-Quds al-Arabi daily carried the following report by its correspondent in Madrid Hussein Majdoubi: “Whenever a crisis breaks out in the Sahara, the Sahrawi and Moroccan Diaspora in the European Union States rises to engage in political confrontations, in defense of either autonomy or self-determination. However, the current and unprecedented tense situation has pushed some Sahrawis to return to the Tindouf camps in preparation for the worst, i.e. the possible eruption of armed confrontations. Indeed, the Sahara conflict is going through a tense stage, unseen in the last 20 years, as a result of multiple factors, at the head of which is the blocking of the horizon in the face of any solution, due to Morocco’s insistence on autonomy and the lowering of the number of MINURSO forces in the Sahara, at a time when the Polisario is insisting on self-determination…”

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

March 24, 2016 at 2:20 am

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