Fighting is still going on in the Spanish Sahara between Moroccan forces and the Polisario Front, the Algerian-backed Saharan Independence movement.
GV Mr. Ahmed Baba Miske speaking to newsmen and newsmen listening (6 shots)
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Background: Fighting is still going on in the Spanish Sahara between Moroccan forces and the Polisario Front, the Algerian-backed Saharan Independence movement. This was made clear at a news conference called by members of the Polisario in Algeria on Tuesday (18 November).
A member of the Front's External Affairs Committee, Mr. Ahmed Baba Miske, told newsmen that a Moroccan attempt to cut the Front off from Algeria had failed.
He said fighting was now going on in a zone below the Moroccan border between the Spanish Sahara towns of E1 Farsia and Smara on a moving front of about two hundred kilometres.
Mr. Baba Miske said the Saharan people had already liberated most of their national territory, and the foreign bases which remained were enclaves in a country which only lacked international recognition.
He called on the United Nations to send observers to the frontiers of Spanish Sahara and condemned the agreement on the territory's future reached by Spain, Morocco and Mauritania.