A silent – and at times violent – war is being fought between Morocco and Algeria, that involves wasted money, prisoners held for years, refugees and camps and 1,200 kilometers separating two armies. The Western Sahara has been a thorn in the relations between Algeria and Morocco since the end of Spanish colonialism. It almost became Moroccan territory had it not been for Algeria's objection that brought about the Polisario Front and called for the creation of the Saharawi republic. (Alsharq Alawsat)
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