Polisario says Western Sahara ceasefire over as Rabat launches operation

The pro-independence Polisario Front declared a three-decade-old ceasefire in the disputed Western Sahara was over on Friday after Morocco launched an operation to reopen the road to neighbouring Mauritania.Rabat said its troops would “put a stop to the blockade” of trucks travelling between Moroccan-controlled areas of the Western Sahara and Mauritania, and “restore free circulation of civilian and commercial traffic.”The Polisario, which had warned on Monday that the 1991 ceasefire was hanging by a thread, said the move by the Moroccan military had brought it to an end.”War has started, the …

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