Moroccan assault on El-Guerguerat: Thousands of volunteers join Sahrawi army

Shaheed El Hafed (Sahrawi Republic), 18 November 2020 (SPS) - Thousands of Sahrawi volunteers, mainly students and women, joined the ranks of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (APLS), to contribute to "winning the battle of liberation and regain national sovereignty," the Commander of the Chahid El-Wali Mustafa Assayed military school, Swilek Daydi, said on Tuesday.

Swilek Daydi told APS that "since the violation by the Moroccan occupation of the ceasefire agreement in El-Guerguerat and the statement by Brahim Ghali, President of the Sahrawi Republic, Chief of the Armed Forces ending cease-fire commitment signed between the Polisario Front and the Kingdom of Morocco under the aegis of the UN in 1991, thousands of young Sahrawi volunteers have joined the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army to win the liberation battle and regain national sovereignty."

The same Military Officer added that young volunteers are mainly "students, journalists, traders and artisans" as well as "doctors and nurses," who prefered to join this nationalist uprising and resistance against the Moroccan expansionist regime.

Meanwhile, he said, the services of the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Diaspora "also received hundreds of requests from Sahrawi young people living abroad to join the Army," the same officer stressed.

He considered that this "reflects the spirit of duty and responsibility towards the homeland and the people, in the battle for the recovery of national independence, whether by the residents of camps, liberated and occupied territories, or members of the community."

The conditions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic which has affected most of the countries have prevented young people from the Sahrawi community abroad from reaching the country. (SPS)