• Short Summary

    In Algiers, Algeria, on Tuesday (25 May) guerrillas of the Polisario Front Independence Movement presented to newsmen, a man they claimed had deserted the Mauritanian army to join their forces.

  • Description

    In Algiers, Algeria, on Tuesday (25 May) guerrillas of the Polisario Front Independence Movement presented to newsmen, a man they claimed had deserted the Mauritanian army to join their forces.

    The guerrillas have been fighting the take-over of the former Spanish Sahara by Morocco and Mauritania. They claim they have killed 178 Moroccans and Mauritanians and wounded 145 others in the past two weeks. Polisario losses in the fighting were not given.

    At Monday's news conference, the deserter Mouhammad Ould Limghied, said Mauritanians knew that if the Sahara fell entirely to Morocco, their turn to be invaded would be next. He said many Mauritanians were leaving the country for Senegal to escape that situation.

    Meanwhile, the Polisario guerrillas have stepped up attacks inside the Western Sahara, as far as Tarfaya and the Mauritanian border. Main target of the guerrillas has been the phosphate area of Bou Craa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MPDIIZDQCGQ4YZ1S6X5JDLYU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MPDIIZDQCGQ4YZ1S6X5JDLYU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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