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Mauritanian Coup Attempt Fails After Bloody Clashes
The Washington Post (1974-Current file) - Washington, D.C.
Date: Mar 17, 1981
Start Page: A18
Pages: 1

DAKAR, Senegal -- An attempt to overthrow the military government of Mauritania failed yesterday after bloody clashes that left some dead, broadcasts said. Mauritanian leaders blamed the coup attempt on neighboring Morocco, involved in a struggle for the phosphates-rich Western Sahara.

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