The secretary general of the Polisario Front and president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Bahim Ghali, published a presidential decree in which he announced that he considered the ceasefire signed with Morocco in 1991 broken and held that country responsible for the consequences of the attack last Friday at the Guerguerat border crossing.
This move by the Moroccan army It intended to penetrate the demilitarized strip at the southern end of the Sahara to break the blockade on resource trafficking imposed three weeks ago by a group of Sahrawi protesters from the Polisario Front. The corridor formed by soldiers from the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) sought to allow the passage of trucks and all kinds of vehicles in the five-kilometer strip that separates the Moroccan customs from the border with Mauritania.
In a statement Efe had access to, Ghali assures that the Sahrawi armed forces assume full control of national security and decrees a state of war: “With the attack on Sahrawi civilians in El Garguerat, Morocco has seriously undermined not only the high the fire and related military agreements, but also any opportunity for a peaceful and lasting solution to the problem of decolonization in Western Sahara. ”