Emmanuel Dupuy, president of the Foresight and Security Institute in Europe (IPSE) affirmed that “ the Polisario is an “imminent” danger at the gates of Europe and the European countries are particularly interested in the threat that this “entity” represents, especially with “the connections that there may be in the Sahelo-Saharan strip “.
A statement fully in line with the reality on the ground, all the more so as the phenomenon of the enrollment of child soldiers by the Polisario under the supervision of the Algerian army, so denounced by international organizations, in particular the UN, has been invited to the European Parliament. The question, with a request for a written answer, was addressed by a group of MEPs to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell. According to the group of MEPs, the Polisario’s henchmen do not hesitate to recruit children aged 12 and 13 as soldiers and to have them paraded if not more.
In any case, the separatists must cash them in to terrorist groups around the Tindouf kidnappings camps who make a living from their terrorist acts in the Sahelo-Saharan area and more particularly in the area known as the “three borders”, a hot spot in the war. in the Sahel. These child soldiers from the Tindouf camps are a real treasure and bring happiness to the terrorist bands which are active there since “walls and ready to function”. The arrest of the group of MEPs comes shortly after the holding in Geneva of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, which was an opportunity for several activists and human rights organizations to denounce the violations committed against children in Tindouf camps in Algeria and their forcible recruitment into Polisario militias with supporting evidence including articles illustrated with photos and videos showing children in uniform participating in a military parade on Algerian soil or handling weapons.
A fine example of the fate of these kids that is brewing in the camps, Abou Walid Sahraoui, former member of the Polisario, then of the jihadist group “Mujao”. He is the first leader in the Sahel to swear allegiance to Da’esh, his head is put on a price by the United States at 10 million dollars. He was born in February 1973 in Morocco in Laayoune then went to the Tindouf camps at an early age where he spent his adolescence training in the use of weapons with certainly a “small internship in Cuba” before. to join the Polisario and then the maquis or rather the sands of the Sahel. In view of this journey how many of Abu Walid are there in perspective? Monday in Spain it is the fate of one of these children who was shattered when the judicial authorities arrested for ” incitement to terrorist acts against Moroccan interests and institutions in Spain», An activist of the separatist front of the Polisario, responding to the name of Al Bahloul Fayçal.
What made Emmanuel Dupuy say ” The presence, in the great Sahara, of the head of the Islamic State, Adnane Abou Walid al-Sahraoui, who pledged allegiance to Daesh for the creation of this terrorist organization in May 2015, is one of the elements for which the international community, particularly the countries involved in Operation Barkhane, are mobilized », Confided in an interview with an agency of the place, the president of IPSE, a think tank specialized in the questions of geopolitics and geostrategy, based in Paris.
“All of this is a powerful legitimizing factor for including countries which, like Morocco, have a concern for the stability and security of their South, in this case the Sahara, which is why the anti-terrorism cooperation between the France, Spain and Morocco is particularly welcome ”, concluded Emmanuel Dupuy, president of the Institute for the future and security in Europe (IPSE).
Emmanuel Dupuy was speaking on the eve of a virtual conference on the theme “Threat of the Polisario for the Euro-Mediterranean region: an undeniable responsibility of Algeria”, organized jointly by IPSE and the Mandela Institute (Paris) . Indeed, it is, this Thursday, April 1, that a videoconference under the theme: “The security threat of the Polisario in the Euro-Mediterranean region: an undeniable responsibility of Algeria“. Chaired by Dr Paul Kananura, this Institute aims to be a “Think Thank” (Laboratory of ideas) for promoting equal opportunities, favorable to the market economy, international solidarity and African unity. The main objective of this Institute is to keep alive the spirit and inspiration of President Mandela in the promotion of the values of peace through intellectual diplomacy.