Jornal La Realidad Saharaui / DLRS.- Western Sahara / Moroccan army units stationed on the wall located in the city of Guelta, killed with a machine gun last Tuesday, May 5, a flock of dromedaries belonging to Saharawi families. These massacres have been repeated for several years. DLRS contacted the president of the Saharawi Association for the Protection and Dissemination of the Saharawi Cultural Heritage, Bachri Ben Taleb, who confirmed that this new crime against animals occurred in the military sector of Guelta, the deployment area of an army battalion of the Moroccan Occupation and that its authors are Moroccan soldiers. It is not the first time that this crime against Saharawi camel breeders has taken place near the military wall as a policy of intimidating Saharawi nomads who graze cattle in the area.
Hmad Hamad, vice president of CODAPSO – Saharawi Association for Human Rights, with its clandestine headquarters in the city of El Aaiun, told DLRS this afternoon that the cattle were full of ammunition from a military unit of the 18th Battalion located in the area of Udey Askaf, near Ishergan in the Guelta Zemur sector.
In 2014, a dozen camels were also shot in the same area as Guelta. An event denounced by the owners of the emblematic Saharawi national animal and by the Saharawi Association for the Protection of Heritage. A policy of discrimination and murder committed by the Moroccan regime in the occupied territories of Western Sahara. Saharawi human rights activists ask animal and heritage protection organizations to condemn this policy of cultural and population extermination that the Moroccan army has pursued since occupying the territories of Western Sahara in 1976. In 2016, the same crime was committed and during which army units killed the owner of a herd and a dozen of his camels.