Western Sahara: Sahrawi Army ready to any Moroccan escalation

Aghouinit, (Liberated Saharawi Territories), April 27,2016 (SPS) - The Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (ALPS) is ready to any Moroccan escalation, said Saturday Sahrawi Minister of Defence Abdelah Lehbib.

In his address at the end of the military manoeuvres carried out last Saturday in the region of Aghouinit, in the Sahrawi liberated territories, Lehbib said that the "Army has the necessary human and material resources to counter any escalation."

The Sahrawi Defence minister demanded, ahead of the meeting of the United Nations Security Council, scheduled for 28 April, the return of the political and civilian components of the UN Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), adding that "the return of MINURSO's military component represents a solution to the conflict."

He also warned of "the return to the armed struggle, which would destabilize the entire region," adding, however, that  "the return to armed struggle would be the only solution in the face of Morocco's intransigence."SPS