Morocco says committed to WSahara truce

Members of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army stand guard in the Algerian city of Tindouf, on June 3, 2016Morocco’s envoy to the United Nations has said Rabat is committed to a ceasefire in Western Sahara after the UN voiced fears of renewed hostilities in the disputed territory. A 1991 UN-brokered truce ended 16 years of conflict between Morocco — which maintains that Western Sahara is an integral part of its kingdom — and the Algiers-backed Polisario Front independence movement. A confidential UN report sent to the Security Council in late August accused both Morocco and the Polisario of truce violations after they sent security forces and fighters into the buffer zone.

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