Unrest resumes in Polisario-run Tindouf camps
The Polisario-run Tindouf camps have been rocked by violent protests by disenchanted youth who torched trucks and attacked a so-called Police station in a camp called Aousserd in south-western Algeria.
The incident came as the camps were hit by floods adding to the suffering of thousands of Sahraouis forsaken by Algeria under the mercy of the Polisario militias that have been holding them in miserable living conditions as political yawns in its proxy war against Morocco.
Pictures shared online showed a burned station of what the polisario calls its own police within the Algerian territory confirming once more that the Algerian state has abdicated a part of what is supposed to be its own territory to a separatist militia.
The unrest within the camps explains why the Polisario chief Brahim Ghali surprisingly missed the African Union summit.
The obstinacy of Algeria in perpetuating the conflict over the Sahara by arming and pulling the strings of the Polisario has started the backfire with scores of Tindouf camp youth seeking to join drug traffickers or even terrorist groups as was the case with former camp dweller Abu Walid Sahrawi, former head of ISIS branch in the greater Sahara.
The situation is expected to worsen the current Polisario leadership crackdown on dissident voices including those who call for compromise and favor Morocco’s autonomy plan.
Previously, rights groups have warned of the degradation of living conditions and the UN urged Algeria to allow a census of the camps’ population.