As if to drown the fish, and hide the horrors perpetrated by its separatist militias, the Algerian regime, the historic support of the Sahrawi separatists of the Polisario, sent on Saturday, November 7, planes loaded with fruits and vegetables in the direction of Mauritania, at the time when militias Pirates of the Polisario are blocking the road to Moroccan trucks, a close source told Hespress FR who requested anonymity.
"They (Algeria, editor's note) send planes (loaded) with fruit and vegetables to Nouakchott," says our source. Meanwhile, hundreds of Moroccan trucks "remain stuck and vandalized by these thugs in El Aouche", on the border on the Mauritanian side.
For several days, pirate Polisario militias have been blocking hundreds of trucks transporting fresh Moroccan produce to West Africa at the El Guerguerat border post on the Mauritanian side.
While several West African countries depend on deliveries of fresh produce from Morocco, “Mauritanians are starting to get annoyed because they are fed up with this situation. The Malians are also fed up, ”explains this well-informed source, with reference to the authorities of these countries, to economic actors and to the populations.
Two weeks ago there were more than 1,500 trucks stranded, unable to reach Morocco, and even today at least 200 trucks remain stranded by separatist groups who have set up roadblocks made of tires and stones. Flags of the self-proclaimed rasd republic were erected on the road.
In a new manifestation of hostility and violation of the ceasefire, the Polisario militiamen stop traffic, and attack the trucks of goods by emptying the trailers and the loads of trucks and putting the fresh products on the ground so that they rot.
As a result, tons of food products destined for West African markets and populations are wasted and thrown away, or even stolen by the Polisario militias.
This situation benefits Algeria, which is pulling the strings of this plan according to our source, which asserts that while the separatist militias prevented the passage of Moroccan trucks, the Algerian authorities opened the border of Tindouf (where the separatist camps are set up). and Moroccan captives, editor's note) to "sell adulterated products and goods and steal the commercial flow that there is in Morocco".
While the Mauritanians began to stomp their feet Thursday in the face of this situation, the Algerians on Saturday sent planes, the number of which could not yet be verified, to Mauritania to "be forgiven by the Mauritanians and sabotage the reputation of the Moroccans" .
As a reminder, Morocco, the Polisario, Algeria and Mauritania are the four parties to the Sahara conflict. While Algeria has always denied its involvement in the conflict, it is the only country in the region to defend separatists at all levels and rejecting a political solution based on compromise.
In its last resolution dated October 30 and extending the mandate of MINURSO, the UN observation mission, the Security Council cited Algeria along with the Polisario and the other parties to the conflict.
Since the extension of the mandate of the United Nations observation mission, the Sahrawi separatists of the Polisario, financially, militarily, politically and diplomatically supported by Algeria, have resumed hostilities, in particular by seeking to harm trade between Morocco and Mauritania , and by having Algeria imposed as the alternative.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Moroccan economic players, like fruit and vegetable producers and transporters, find themselves in a situation of economic crisis.