About Tindouf

Tindouf  is the main town in Tindouf Province, Algeria, close to the Mauritanian and Moroccanborders. The region is considered of strategic significance, and it houses Algerian military bases. Since 1975, it also contains several Sahrawi refugee camps operated by the Polisario Front, a guerrilla group seeking the independence of Western Sahara fromMorocco. The city is served by the Tindouf Airport, northwest of the town, with regular flights to Algiers as well as to other domestic destinations. Within the municipal territory of Tindouf, there is Gara Djebilet, a settlement near the border with Mauritania with airon mine and a defunct airport. It is approximately 70 kilometers northwest of Aet Legra