The media of the Polisario separatist militias issue “warnings” against private companies operating in the Moroccan Sahara, with Spanish airlines in their sights. These threats come the day after the announcement of the reopening of Moroccan airspace.
After two months of Moroccan airspace being closed to commercial flights, due to the epidemiological situation linked to the Omicron variant of covid-19, Morocco is preparing, in early February, to reopen its borders and breathe new life into it. to its tourism.
But this announcement was not well received by the separatists based in Tindouf in Algeria. The latter took the opportunity to recall having arrested the Spanish company Binter by issuing “warnings”.
A separatist “military leader” has transformed his threats into “warnings”, we can read in Sahrawi separatist media. “Five months after the warning from the Polisario Front, Binter resumes its flights to the Sahara”, headlines the Sahrawi site.
The site recalls that the delegate of the Polisario militia in Spain, a certain Abdullah Arabi, “demanded” in August, in a letter to the management of the Spanish airline company Binter Canarias, that it “immediately interrupt” all that concerns the resumption of its flights to the Moroccan Sahara, namely its lines to Laâyoune and Dakhla.
And to threaten, if the company does not comply, with “legal actions”, in particular at the level of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
A few months later, in November, the “warnings” became threats issued by a “military leader” of the Sahrawi separatist group. The head of the Sahrawi “seventh region”, Taleb Ammi Deh, concretized this threat by assuring that the militias would “soon” carry out attacks against Morocco beyond the Moroccan defensive wall.
The militia leader added in his threats that he considers that all air, sea and land targets can be their target since the Polisario unilaterally withdrew from the ceasefire agreement.
“Both civilians and investors must leave the area. Leading an attack on the Moroccan presence in the breach is only a matter of time”, he warned, at a time when private companies have all the rights to operate and settle in the Moroccan Sahara.
These same militias that threaten the stability of Morocco, its citizens in the south, also threaten citizens of different nationalities, as well as foreign companies based in Morocco. This confirms once again the terrorist nature of the separatist group exiled and protected by Algeria.
For the Spanish newspaper La Razon, the threats of destabilizing and murderous actions behind the defense wall built by Morocco to prevent them from touching the security of the country, “recalls the time when they attacked all kinds of targets and of which they were victims, among others, the workers of Phos boukraa and the fishermen of the Canary Islands, Andalusia, Galicia, the Basques, etc”, citing the Spaniards but also these same Sahrawis (some of whom have acquired Spanish nationality ) having been victims of attacks by the separatists.
“According to the figures put forward by the victims of these events, for thirteen years, between 1973 and 1986, the Polisario Front carried out 289 attacks against Spanish citizens”, adds the Spanish media.