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Moroccans said ripe for ISIL recruitment as 2nd Al Qaida cell captured in Marrakesh

The most recent Al Qaida cell was captured in Marrakesh, the tourist capital.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Morocco has reported the capture of another Al Qaida cell. The Interior Ministry said five suspected insurgents were arrested in Marrakesh on suspicion of being linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The […]

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Polisario threatens war with Morocco after speech by King

Polisario fighters base camps near Tindouf in the Sahara. / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Algeria-backed Polisario has again threatened war against Morocco. Polisario said it was preparing to renew hostilities against Morocco amid the stalemate over the disputed region of Western Sahara. The movement cited a pledge by Morocco’s […]

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Morocco places military on ‘unprecedented’ nationwide alert

Morocco security forces collaborated with counterparts in Spain in the capture of Jihadist suspects.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Morocco has placed its military on alert amid labor unrest and threats by Al Qaida. Moroccan sources said the army was mobilized to protect critical and government facilities throughout the North African kingdom. They said […]

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Cash-flush ISIL ‘buying supporters’ in northern Morocco

ISIL fighters in Iraq.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has been quietly building a presence in Morocco. ISIL is believed to have established cells in several regions of Morocco. The Al Qaida-aligned movement is said to have […]

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ISIL recruitment drive ‘very worrisome’ to North African governments

ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, with control over large parts of Iraq and Syria, has set its sights on North Africa. Islamist sources said ISIL has intensified recruiting in several countries in North Africa. […]

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Morocco attracting Western aerospace, electrical industries

Moroccan Industry Minister Moulay Hafid Alamy

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Morocco continues to draw dual-use Western industry. Morocco has added to its list of major Western contractors that decided to build production facilities in the North African kingdom. On June 16, Morocco hosted a ground-breaking […]

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Morocco captures cell recruiting fighters for Al Qaida militia in Syria

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Morocco has arrested a suspected cell of recruiters for the war in Syria. The Moroccan Interior Ministry said three people were detained on charges of recruiting and financing young Muslims to fight the regime of […]

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Morocco erects blade-topped wall after migrants swarmed into Spanish enclave

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Morocco has been quietly building a wall around the Spanish enclave along the Mediterranean Sea. Moroccan sources said the North African kingdom was constructing a wall to stop infiltration of the Spanish enclave of Melilla. […]

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Moroccan youth were forcibly recruited, funds extorted for Syrian war

Nusra Front fighters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Thousands of Moroccans have been recruited for the civil war in Syria. Diplomatic sources and analysts said that Al Qaida and other Islamist militias were focusing on recruiting Moroccans and other North Africans to fight […]

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Morocco becomes a wind power ‘world leader’ with new facility

Tarafaya wind farm

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Morocco has launched the largest wind power facility in Africa. Officials said the wind farm in the southwestern town of Tarfaya encompasses nearly 100 square kilometers. The officials said the $690 million complex would contain […]

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