A Sahrawi man rides a camel at the 35th anniversary celebrations of their independence movement for Western Sahara from Morocco, in Tifariti, southwestern Algeria February 27, 2011. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Trouble is stirring in the remote sands of disputed Western Sahara in an area near the Mauritanian border where moves by the pro-independence Polisario Front have riled Morocco. The Algiers-backed Polisario has set up a new military post in the Guerguerat district on the Atlantic coast, within a stone's throw of Moroccan soldiers.Ghali's mission was to supervise the establishment of a "support base" in Guerguerat, in the far south of the territory, according to pro-Polisario websites.Polisario elements have since entered the area, bringing them close to Moroccan military positions, and the two sides have traded accusations of violating the terms of the 1991 cease-fire.It accused MINURSO of failing to act and criticized Mauritania, which allows the Polisario to move freely on its territory.
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