Rabat - An Algerian military plane crash claimed the lives of more than 250 passengers, including 30 members of the Polisario Front.
Rabat – An Algerian military plane crash claimed the lives of more than 250 passengers, including 30 members of the Polisario Front.
The crash occurred shortly after the plane took off from Boufarik military airport near Algeria’s capital Algiers.
The list of the victims of the crash includes army staff and their families, in addition to many members of the Polisario Front.
The cause of the crash is not yet clear.
Algeria’s military department has opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the crash.
Morocco World News has obtained a list of the members of the Polisario Front who were among the passengers of the military plane. According to international media, the plane was en route to the Tindouf camps, before its ultimate destination of Bechar.
The list of the Polisario representatives includes:
- Kheira Mohammed Ambarek
- Ibrahim Moulay Ahmed Mohammed
- Ambarka Abderahman Abaha
- Al Mamia El Salek El Oubaid
- Al Ghafla Alsaleh Allal
- Hasstitou Mohammed Ablal
- Al Mahfoud Waled Oubaid
- Yahdia El Salek Mohammed
- Widad Ahmed Al Mrabet
- Ambarka Aalina Aba Mohamed
- Oum El Khout Mohamed El Wali Aala Salim
- Aicha Nana Al Slami Lahbib
- Abay Dahi Hanoud
- Bennaser Raeich Sidi Baba
- Al Mami Abay Ibrahim
- Mohammed Lamine Mohamed Abdelkader
- Al Haja Sidamo Seid Ahmed
- Mohamed Lamine Seid Ahmad
The incident followed statements from Algeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, who said that the Western Sahara conflict is a question should be solved between Morocco and Polisario, without Algerian input. Messahel also reiterated his country’s full support for Polisario’s members. However, Messahel said that Algeria should not cooperate in finding a solution to the decades-long conflict.