Morocco responds to Algeria's accusation of killing 3 Algerians in Western Sahara
The Moroccan government expressed its commitment to the principle of good neighborliness, in the first comment on Algeria's announcement of the killing of three of its citizens by the bombing of Moroccan forces in Western Sahara. "Morocco has always adhered to the principles of good neighborliness with all, based mainly on respect," said Moroccan government spokesman Mustapha Petsas, according to the Anwar Press website. Al-Arab newspaper said that Algeria fabricated a fictitious military attack to create a climate of war with Morocco, and that Algeria wants to escape from its internal crises through war with Morocco. Observers indicated that the Algerian Al-Shorouk channel modified the news format on Facebook 15 times within 23 minutes of its publication! She initially said that the operation took place “on the border between Nouakchott, Mauritania, and Ouargla, Algeria,” before she had to say that the matter took place inside the Sahara, neither within the borders of Algeria nor within the borders of Mauritania. On Wednesday, a Moroccan source confirmed that the Kingdom will not be drawn into a war with its neighbor Algeria, commenting on what he described as “free accusations.” The source said, “If Algeria wants war, Morocco does not want it; Morocco will not be drawn into a spiral of violence that shakes the stability of the region,” condemning Free accusations" against the kingdom. He added, "If Algeria wants to drag the region into war through provocations and threats, Morocco will not be drawn into it."