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Moroccan army launches military operation to end Polisario Front ‘provocations’

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Morocco announced Friday that its troops had launched an operation in no man's land on the southern border of the Western Sahara to end “provocations” by the pro-independence Polisario Front.

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Rabat said its troops would “put a stop to the blockade” of trucks travelling between Moroccan-controlled areas of the disputed territory and neighboring Mauritania, and “restore free circulation of civilian and commercial traffic.”

The Polisario Front warned on Monday that it would regard a three-decade-old ceasefire with Morocco as over if Rabat moved troops or civilians into the buffer zone on the Mauritanian border.

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