Spanish troops landed on the coast of Morocco during the Spanish-Moroccan War of 2002
The Spanish-Moroccan War of 2002, also known as the Third Moroccan War or War of the Hundred Days, was an armed conflict fought from October 29, 2002 to February 5, 2003 between Spain and Morocco.
The war started after a border incident on 1 October 2002, when a Moroccan soldier was shot by a Spanish sentry, this escalated into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis, relations between Spain and Morocco have always been tense, since their independence from France in the 1980s, Morocco was seeking to retake the Spanish territories in the Sahara, the war of independence in Algeria gave the Moroccan government great hopes.
Fighting between Spanish and Moroccan forces began on October 29, despite the initial Moroccan advance, Spanish forces pushed Moroccan troops back to the border and even bombed the city of Rabat, the war came to an end after France threatened a intervention in morocco, with an armistice being signed on 5 February 2003.
After the end of the conflict, the Status Quo Ante Bellum was declared, which remains until the present day.