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    WESTERN SAHARA

    Moroccan field commanders in the Western Sahara have been showing journalists weapons they captured in July during attacks by Polisario guerrillas.

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    1. GVs Journalists jeeps travel towards wreckage (3 shots) 0.12
    2. GV PAN Damaged armoured vehicles (4 shots) 0.26
    3. GV Journalists and soldiers stand looking at damaged vehicles 0.29
    4. GV PAN Debris (wrecked armoured vehicles) (6 shots) 0.44
    5. GV TILT UP Captured ammunition lying on the ground (2 shots) 0.55
    6. GV Captured armoured vehicles 0.59
    7. GVs Journalists and soldiers inspect debris (4 shots) 1.08
    8. GV Damaged vehicle in open desert. 1.11
    9. GV Land Rover parked by wall of deserted fort 1.13
    10. GV Journalist looking at damaged vehicles (3 shots) 1.28
    11. GV Captured arms on table 1.31
    12. GV Debris from wrecked vehicles 1.35
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    Background: WESTERN SAHARA

    Moroccan field commanders in the Western Sahara have been showing journalists weapons they captured in July during attacks by Polisario guerrillas. The guerrillas have stepped up their attacks after six months of relative calm in Western Sahara in Tripoli. The latest attacks were apparently aimed at preventing the expansion of a 640 kilometre (400 mile) defence line built by Morocco to protect the main towns and phosphate mines in the area, but were not successful. All fighting took place in the desert. Moroccan commanders said the Polisario had been deploying Soviet-made T-54 and T-55 tanks during the latest battles. Five of these vehicles have been captured from the guerrillas, the Moroccans said. Other Soviet-made weapons have also been taken and the officials said they had also seized weapons and food with Libyan labels. The Algerian-backed Polisario has been fighting for six years for the independence of the former Spanish colony of Western Sahara, which is administered by Morocco. The "Saharan Arab Republic", proclaimed by the Polisario six years ago, has been admitted to the OAU -- but with much controversy. The August Summit in Tripoli will decide whether to endorse or oppose that decision.

    Source: REUTERS - MOHAMMED LOTFI

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEKRN9W7QQFV8UCQ8ZTMF72JA8
    Media URN:
    VLVAEKRN9W7QQFV8UCQ8ZTMF72JA8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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