Algeria Morocco tensions have been at its highest in decades because of Algerian allegations of Moroccan involvement in the fires that killed dozens in the Kabilye region.
If one believes President Abdelmadjid Tebboune about Moroccan involvement in the fires, it would be an act of war and Algiers has been taking many steps against Rabat since.
Algeria has militarized the border, closed the airspace, severed links between Algiers and Cassablanca, ended the pipeline deal with Morocco, severed diplomatic relations with Morocco, and been on a diplomatic offensive with countries in its immediate region, notably with the hosting of the conference with Libya’s neighbors aiming for stability in the war torn country.
A new front seems to be emerging as the countdown to war seems to be continuing and it is in the troubled country of Mali.
300 kilometres from the capital Bamako, in the small town of Didieni, two Moroccan truck drivers were killed in an ambush attack by masked armed gunmen who haven’t been identified yet. One of the truck drivers was injured also, having sustained a gun shot wound.
Interestingly, the attackers didn’t steal anything and the trucks were carrying goods headed for Bamako.
While some factions in the Moroccan government have asked Mali to investigate the death, some Moroccan diplomats have alleged this was Algeria’s actions.
I have no doubt in mind that the murder of two Moroccan drivers in Mali was not an accident or an isolated incident. It was a premeditated act perpetrated by a neighboring country whose senile military junta is obsessed with Morocco and seeks to sabotage its African policy.
— Samir Bennis (@SamirBennis) September 12, 2021
One also has to ask, what will Mali’s military leader Mr. Assimi Goita have to say about this killing and who did it? Will he want his already troubled country to be a new front in the Algeria Morocco tensions?
The pipeline expires on October 31st, then afterwards, we will see what comes next, but it is likely to be very bad so prepare accordingly.
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