U.N. warns of risk of Mali war spillover in Western Sahara




 
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U.N. warns of risk of Mali war spillover in Western Sahara
 
April 9th, 2013  
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U.N. warns of risk of Mali war spillover in Western Sahara
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The conflict in Mali threatens to spill over into the disputed territory of Western Sahara and the Polisario Front independence movement has warned the United Nations of the possibility of "terrorist infiltrations," the U.N. chief said in a new report. Morocco took control of most of Western Sahara in 1975 when colonial power Spain withdrew, prompting a guerrilla war for independence that lasted until 1991 when the United Nations brokered a cease-fire and sent in a peacekeeping mission known as MINURSO. ...




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