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Feb 28 8 tweets 3 min read
On this date in 1976 the Polisaria Front declared the independence of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), liberating the region from Spanish colonialism.

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The neighboring Kingdom of Morocco, however, occupied the state and laid claim to most of it. 15,000 to 20,000 have been killed in the struggle for SADR's independence, a conflict that is still smoldering.

Since 1979, the United Nations has recognized the Polisario Front as the representative of the people of Western Sahara, and considers Morocco as an occupying force, although the SADR is not recognized as a state by the UN.

There are 41 countries, mostly in Africa, who do currently recognize SADR as a sovereign country, and about 40 others have done so at various times.

The majority of SADR (also known as Western Sahara) is occupied and controlled by Morocco, while a section of it is occupied and controlled by Mauritania. No other country has ever recognized Morocco's unilateral annexation of Western Sahara.

In Dec 2020, toward end of his term & after elections, disgraced US president Donald rump announced that the US would officially recognize Morocco's claims over Western Sahara, a parting gift in exchange for Morocco's agreement to normalize relations with the apartheid state.

By doing so, the US war pigs became the first country in history to officially recognize Morocco's claims over SADR.

"Polisario Front," I should say, not "Polisaria"

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