• Short Summary

    Following the raid by Polisario guerrillas on the Mauritanian mining town of Zouerate, in which a French doctor and his wife died and six french nationals were kidnapped, there are reports that the guerrillas, who are fighting for the independence of the western Sahara, are launching raids from neighbouring Mali.

  • Description

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    MV: President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania (in suit) seated with Lieutenant-Colonel Tiecro Bakayoko, Chief of Mali security forces, in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
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    2.
    GV: Ould Daddah addressing news conference.
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    MVs: newsmen listening. (2 shots)
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    4.
    MV: Ould Daddah speaking.
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    MV: newsmen listening.
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    MVs: Ould Daddah speaking and newsmen listening (4 shots)
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    7.
    GV: Ould Daddah speaking.
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    Initials RH/MW/DK/0140



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    Background: Following the raid by Polisario guerrillas on the Mauritanian mining town of Zouerate, in which a French doctor and his wife died and six french nationals were kidnapped, there are reports that the guerrillas, who are fighting for the independence of the western Sahara, are launching raids from neighbouring Mali. Mauritanian President Moktar Ould Daddah has been investigating them.

    President Ould Daddah said that the 400 French technicians attached to the Mauritanian Mining Company's iron ore mine at Zouerate, who were evacuated following the raid, would be replaced by Mauritanians.

    SYNOPSIS: Mali's Chief of Security, Lieutenant-Colonel Tiecro Bakayoko, visited the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, on Monday (9 May) to assure President Ould Daddah that Mali would not allow its territory to be used in any way against Mauritania. The two men discussed the raid on Zouerate; the situation in Western Sahara-which Mauritania jointly administers with Morocco - and the increasing tension between Mauritania and Algeria, which backs the guerrillas.

    Following the visit by the Mali security chief, President Ould Daddah told newsmen that his army was capable of repelling any aggression. Mauritania didn't need any outside military help, he said. He said the guerrillas, whom he called 'Algerian mercenaries', sustained heavy losses during their raid on Zouerate.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABQ235KVPK82X3WD47WDBWSFUJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABQ235KVPK82X3WD47WDBWSFUJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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