“The decline of secession”: the relationship of the Polisario with terrorism (6)


What do we know about the Polisario “mercenaries”! About its education, about its internal composition, its relations with Algeria, terrorism and Iran and violations of Human Rights!

The first person to accuse the Polisario of terrorism was Ms. Lucia Gimiento, whose father was murdered in cold blood by the Polisario on board his boat as a fisherman from the Canary Islands. Ms. Jiménez ended up founding in 2006 the Canarian Association of Victims of Terrorism (ACAVITE), an Association which brings together dozens of families of Canarian sailors murdered by the Polisario between the years 1976 and 1986. All circles have embraced the justice of Ms. Jiménez and this culminated with her reception by the King of Spain in June 2010, then by Prime Minister Zapatero in July 2011.

Also, the first signs of the evolution of the Polisario towards the black hole of terrorism in the Sahara and Sahel region, not to mention smuggling and trafficking of human beings, weapons and drugs, were addressed by Dr. Amrique Choprad in 2004 in a lecture he gave at the University of Geneva, which predicted the entanglement between Al-Qaeda and the Polisario

In January 2004, Mauritanian security services arrested Baba Ould Mohamed Bakhili, a prominent member of the smuggling network established in the early 1990s in the Tindouf camps. Ould Bakhili was arrested while stealing from the stores of the Mauritanian Metallurgical Industry Company “SNIM” huge quantities of explosive materials, including materials needed for the coastal terrorist market.

In June 2005, a man named Mouawiyah, whose real name was Mohamed Lamine Ould Loulid, was arrested. He is known as an active member of the smuggling network in the Tindouf camps, where he was arrested while trying to lure elements to the camp.

In November 2007, Malian authorities arrested Hakim Ould Embarek, the son of an employee of the Rabouni reception center in the Tindouf camps. He was arrested while trying to purchase quantities of nitrous acid, because in all the terrorist operations that the region witnessed during the years 2007, 2008 and 2009, the security services concluded that he There was a link between terrorists and smuggling networks in the Tindouf camps.

At the end of 2009, three Spanish aid workers were kidnapped on the road between Nouakchott and Nouadhibou in Mauritania by a group affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. This group is led by Omar Ould Hama, known as Omar Sahraoui, who is one of the main smugglers in the Tindouf camps.

In 2010, Mauritanian authorities arrested Omar Sahraoui and eventually released him in exchange for the release of three Spanish hostages he had kidnapped months earlier.

In 2010, the European Center for Strategic Studies in Brussels published a report on “The Polisario and the development of terrorism in the Sahel region”, highlighting the interdependence of the interests of the smuggling networks in the Tindouf camps and the groups terrorists in the Sahel region

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