Polisario soldiers on a tank

Polisario soldiers on a tank

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by Richard Knight
Western Sahara
March 1979
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Western Sahara
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Polisario soldiers on the remains of a burned out Moroccan tank, apparently the remains of battle between Polisario and Morocco in 1977 or 1978. This tank may have been Panhard tank sold to Morocco by France. The U.S. also sold weapons to Morocco that were used in Western Sahara. This photograph was taken during Richard Knight’s visit to Western Sahara and refugee camps in Algeria in February/March 1979. See documents on the website including REPORT ON A VISIT TO THE DEMOCRATIC ARAB SAHARAWI REPUBLIC AND ALGERIA by Richard Knight, American Committee on Africa; and "Western Sahara: POLISARIO Struggles for Liberation" by Richard Knight, Southern Africa (Volume XII Number 5), June 1979, Southern Africa Committee.
Used by permission of Richard Knight
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight