Attack on Guerguerat border area claimed by the Polisario Front

The Polisario Front has taken responsibility for an attack on the Guerguerat area on the border between Morocco and Mauritania.

Saharawi press agency SPS citing a military leader of the separatist Saharawi forces said that the Saharawi army launched four rockets in the direction of. Guerguerat.

The Polisario Front, an abbreviation of Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Río de Oro, is a politico-military organization striving to end Moroccan control of the former Spanish territory of Western Sahara, in north western Africa, and win independence for that region. In late 1975, fighting broke out between Morocco and the Frente POLISARIO, known in English as the Polisario Front, as the Spanish colonial administration of Western Sahara was ending.   Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was proclaimed in 1976 by the separatists of the Polisario. A ceasefire was reached on 6 September 1991 and a UN mission – known as MINURSO – was tasked with monitoring it and organizing a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara.  However, in the absence of an agreement between the parties, the referendum was not held.  

The UN Security Council recently renewed the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for 12 months. In Resolution 2548, the 15-member council extended MINURSO’s mandate till October 31, 2021 Frente Polisario issued a Press release commenting on the adoption by the UN Security Council of a new resolution on Western Sahara, stressing that the Front will intensify national liberation struggle in face of the UN inaction to ensure MINURSO implementation of its mandate consisted in the organization of a self-determination referendum. 

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