Morocco Extends Defensive Wall to Reinforce Guerguerat Border Crossing
Rabat – Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces (FAR) have extended the country’s defensive wall to the Mauritanian border, Moroccan outlet Le360 reported, citing an anonymous government source. The Guerguerat crossing is now “completely secured,” according to a statement by the army’s General Staff.
A tumultuous day that started at approximately 9 a.m. with the lifting of Polisario’s blockade on trade and civilian traffic between Morocco and Mauritania has ended with the extension of the region’s sand wall. Army officers extended the structure by 14 kilometers to protect the border crossing. Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces dispersed armed Polisario militiamen in the morning, in an operation that started with preparations at 6 a.m. and commenced in earnest at 8 a.m. After forces cleared the region of Polisario militants, the FAR’s men and women had the remainder of the day to extend the defensive wall, the statement implied.