The Spanish minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, stressed on Thursday that the risk of terror attacks against Spanish nationals in the Tindouf camps in Algeria is “imminent”.
“This is a real threat confirmed by the foreign intelligence services operating in the region,” the Spanish minister said in an interview on the private radio station “Cadena Ser”, adding that Spanish citizens in the area have been informed.
“The risk of terrorist attacks in these camps is imminent and we are very concerned about this alarming situation,” Robles pointed out.
The Spanish Foreign ministry advised, on Wednesday, Spanish nationals not to travel to the Tindouf camps in Algerian territory because of “greater instability in northern Mali and increased activity by terrorist groups in the region”.
The ministry reported a “high risk of kidnapping and terror attacks in the region”.
These alerts confirm the polisario’s dangerous connections with several international terrorist organizations and criminal groups specializing in cross-border trafficking of all kinds operating in the Sahara and Sahel region.
The polisario front that controls the Tindouf camps and holds populations deprived of all rights against their will, has been infiltrated by jihadist groups to carry out projects and attacks in order to destabilize the countries in the region.
The Tindouf camps, located in southwestern Algeria, have become a hub for organized crime and radical groups. Their existence increases the risk of terrorist spread, attacks and kidnappings.