Fighting for the Right to Independence: The Sahara’s Forgotten War (Part 5)

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In Part 5, Polisario Commander Ahmed Salem shows VICE News around Tifariti, a city in the liberated territories he describes as being completely destroyed by the Moroccan Army after the 1991 ceasefire. We meet victims of the 7 million land mines that surround the Moroccan wall before Salem drives us to a UN base in the liberated territories. The UN established a mission after the ceasefire to promote peace and organize a referendum, but its failure to do either amid continued human rights abuses in the occupied territories has infuriated the Polisario.

Escaping Moroccan Occupation: The Sahara’s Forgotten War (Part 1):
Guerrilla Warfare in Desert Tunnels: The Sahara’s Forgotten War (Part 2):
Drug-Smuggling and Kidnappings in the Desert: The Sahara’s Forgotten War (Part 3):
From the Black Prison to Occupied Territories: The Sahara’s Forgotten War (Part 4):

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