Royal Armed Forces Tighten the Noose on Separatist Polisario Front

The newly built wall aims to secure the Touizgui area in the province of Assa-Zag, and to complete the border system located in the east.


The newly built wall aims to secure the Touizgui area in the province of Assa-Zag, and to complete the border system located in the east.


The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces continue to tighten the screws on the Polisario by extending the security wall in Moroccan Sahara, to completely block entry points for separatist “Polisario”, and prevent them from reaching buffer zones, which they allegedly call the “liberated lands.”

This new wall built by the Roayl Armed Forces aims to secure the Touizgui area in the province of Assa-Zag, and to complete the border system in the east.

The Royal Armed Forces (FAR) have just extended the security wall by 50 kilometers in Touizgui, Assa-Zag province. According to satellite images broadcast by the FAR channel on YouTube, the new wall is located 3 kilometers away from the Algerian wall.

According to Abdelhamid Harifi, researcher specializing in the defense sector and consultant in military affairs, the construction of this wall responds to a need to secure the area, which is subject to infiltration of drug trafficking, illegal immigration, and even occasional overruns by the Algerian army and gendarmerie.

The new wall forms the junction between the sand wall that stretches from Guergarat to Djebel Ouarkziz, and the Moroccan-Algerian borders. “In recent years, Morocco has secured its borders east of Saïdia, up to Figuig. There has been a colossal investment to build barbed wire and trenches along the borders, which are equipped with a state-of-the-art surveillance system” explains Harifi, adding that the system was purchased from the French company Thalès during Sarkozy’s visit to Morocco in 2007.

Following the FAR operation on November 13th aimed at securing the Guergarat border crossing, the Polisario had decided to break the 1991 ceasefire. Since then, the separatists have published daily press releases reporting attacks along the way of the security wall in Moroccan Sahara.

In this regard, a source from the FAR said, “Polisario leaders know that their militias cannot make any tangible difference, the rest is pure propaganda for internal use.”

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