Libya and Algeria accused in Western Sahara attack

Morocco accused Libya and Algeria of backing a major guerrilla attack on a key Moroccan garrison in the Western Sahara in which two Moroccan planes were shut down.

Morocco said a Hercules C-130 transport and a Mirage F-1 fighter were shot down by Soviet-made SAM-6 or SAM-8 missiles at Guelta Zemmour.

The guerrillas' Polisario Front, which is fighting Morocco for the independence of the former Spanish colony on Africa's northwestern coast, has not confirmed the attack, which was launched from Mauritania.

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