Ahmed Dlimi

Ahmed Dlimi (Arabic: أحمد دليمي ‎; b. 1931, Sidi Kacem – d. 22 January 1983, Marrakech) was a Moroccan General under the rule of Hassan II. After General Mohamed Oufkir's 1972 assassination, he became Hassan II's right-hand man. He was promoted to General during the Green March in 1975, and took charge of the Moroccan Armed Forces in the Southern Zone, where the military were fighting the Polisario Front. Ahmed Dlimi was also a member of the royal Military Council and in charge of the Army's security service abroad. He died in January 1983, officially in a car crash, although allegations have been made that he was assassinated. He was is accused of being responsible for the death of Mehdi Ben Barka in November 1965.

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... Morocco annexed Western Sahara, a former administrative part of Spanish Morocco, General Dlimi became head of staff of the Moroccan Armed Forces in this territory ... In 1980, Dlimi initiated the construction of a wall, stating it was to protect the annexed Western Sahara from the Polisario's attacks ... Ahmed Dlimi was increasingly viewed as the main military strongman of Morocco ...

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