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.
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