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Switzerland sends peacekeepers to UN mission in Western Sahara

Swiss authorities have announced that six more unarmed military personnel are to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, as Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz called for greater access to international observers.

Swissinfo.ch reported that the six were part of a UN mission supervising a 1988 ceasefire between the Moroccan government and the Polisario Front group fighting for an independent Western Sahara.

The move comes as Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz wrote to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, saying,

“the expulsion of international observers by the Moroccan authorities and the blockade imposed on a territory, which is under the UN responsibility, does not only represent a flagrant violation of international law but also an insult to the international community.”

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