Polisario Front withdraws from buffer zone in Western Sahara

Zghala, a Saharawi woman, stands in front of fake flowers as she accompanies her son to show him the wall separating the Polisario controlled Western Sahara from Morocco. (File Photo: AFP)

The Polisario Front independence movement has pulled back fighters from a buffer zone in Western Sahara, in a move seen as a boost to efforts to re-start talks on ending the conflict, the United Nations said Friday.

“This action should improve the prospects of creating an environment ... to relaunch the negotiating process with a new dynamic and a new spirit,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50