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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.

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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.