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    The guerrilla forces of the Polisario Front continue their fight for independence in the Western Sahara.

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    The guerrilla forces of the Polisario Front continue their fight for independence in the Western Sahara. On Tuesday, the Front reported their forces has occupied, for a whole day, the army garrison of Aouinet Torkoz in South Morocco and heavily attacked other Moroccan bases. The Algerian Press recently called for the United nations and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) to find a solution that would guarantee the people of the Sahara the right to independence. The Algerian press emphasised that Spain, who three years ago turned the area over to Mauritania and Morocco, had reversed its position and now favoured autonomy for the Saharans. On the sixth anniversary of the Polisario Front's existence its Foreign Minister, Monsieur Hakin Ibrahim, held a news conference.

    SYNOPSIS: It was in the Villa Nasr in the capital city of Algeria that Hakim Ibrahim met newsmen to discuss the Polisario Front's struggle for independence.

    In his speech, the Foreign Minister said that the Front was recognised at this year's thirty-third session of the United Nations, and Spain now also recognises it as the legitimate representative of the peoples of the Sahara.

    He felt that the whole of the international community should also recognise the legitimacy of their struggle for independence from colonialism. On its anniversary, the Front received messages of support from many organisations, including the Communist party of Cuba, and President Agostinho Neto of Angola. On its sixth anniversary marked by this speech in Algeria, the Polisario Front claims major advances on both the diplomatic and military fronts in its campaign.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1YXA2WLJ2M6GP0PG0A9P3NDZY
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YXA2WLJ2M6GP0PG0A9P3NDZY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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