Mauritania: airstrikes

  • July 3, 2022
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According to the Menadéfense website, the Moroccan air force carried out eight airstrikes last April against a group of trucks and merchants in the Ain Ben Tili region, in the far north of Mauritania. Several vehicles, including an Algerian truck, were reportedly hit during this attack, which did not result in any deaths, but several injuries, it seems.

A place of transit and supply, the village of Ain Ben Tili is located a few hundred meters from the border separating Mauritania from the territories of Western Sahara under the control of the Polisario Front. For the record, on November 1, 2021, three truck drivers of Algerian nationality were killed in a Moroccan airstrike in this part of the former Spanish colony claimed by Morocco.

This new incident rekindles the tension between Rabat and Algiers and testifies to the increased desire of the Cherifian kingdom to affirm the “Moroccan character” of Western Sahara.