This Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 file photo shows Polisario Front's Secretary General Mohamed Abdelaziz listening to a question during a news conference in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
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The leader of the Western Sahara's Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, who died Tuesday, will be buried Saturday in a Polisario-controlled part of the former Spanish colony, an official told AFP.Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika decreed eight days of mourning and opened a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday with a minute of silence in homage to Abdelaziz, according to state television.Abdelaziz, who was in his late 60s, had led the Algeria-backed Polisario since 1976, three years after the group was founded to struggle for independence for the territory, which was annexed by Morocco in 1975 .
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