These are pictures from Agadir, on whose boundaries the "Army of Liberation" are fighting the Spaniards in the Spanish zone of Ifni.
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Background: These are pictures from Agadir, on whose boundaries the "Army of Liberation" are fighting the Spaniards in the Spanish zone of Ifni.
The Governor of Agadair had decreed that journalists and others should not be permitted to proceed farther south than Tiznit, which is fairly close to the Ifni border.
Our pictures take on an added significance in the light of news that on December 7th two Spanish cruisers, four escort vessels, and a submarine entered Moroccan territorial waters at Agadir, in Southern Morocco, and anchored 100 yards from the harbour entrance. The Rabat Government was summoned and a protest was made in Madrid.
Moroccan sources claimed that the Spanish ships were carrying men and arms ready for disembarking. The Agadir garrison was sent to man the harbour and prepare for any emergency.
That Spain should take such ostentatious measures is considered in some quarters to indicate that things may not be going quite so well for her in Ifni as she had hoped.
However, information from the area is somewhat confused with conflicting reports emanating from both sides. A Spanish Government announcement during the weekend expressed its regret that events in Ifni had arisen to disturb good relations with the Moroccan people. Spain would, however, defend her rights in the face of aggression.