Morocco adds W. Sahara waters to its maritime territory

A fishing vessel in Western Sahara's waters. Morocco on January 22, 2020, integrated waters off the coast of Western Sahara into its maritime territory. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • Morocco on Wednesday integrated waters off the coast of Western Sahara into its maritime territory.
  • Morocco has controlled 80 percent of the territory since the 1970s and views it as an integral part of the kingdom.
  • The move is disputed by the Polisario Front, who want a referendum for the people of Western Sahara to choose between independence and integration with Morocco.

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