The Sahara conflict and the terrorist threat

On October 20, 2020, an escalation of tension began between the Moroccan government and the Polisario Front. On the one hand, the Moroccan Army is involved in this conflict, and since Spain left the area, it has taken advantage of it to settle and exploit the natural resources that the area possesses, among them the largest phosphate mines in the world, an enormous fishing bank, reserves of oil, gas, iron, copper and uranium, etc. On the other side is the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguía el Hamra and Río de Oro, known as the Polisario Front, which heads the government of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, which, despite lacking international recognition, has been trying to carve out a niche for itself in international geopolitics since 19761.

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