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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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U.S. calls on Muslim allies Turkey and Morocco to train Libya’s ‘weak’ military

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said the Obama administration has reached out to Muslim allies within and outside NATO to help rebuild Libya’s military. The officials cited Morocco and Turkey, the latter which recently completed a training course […]

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Moroco dismantles Al Qaida ‘jihad’ network operating in several cities

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Morocco has dismantled an Al Qaida network. The Interior Ministry said security forces captured members of a so-called “jihad” network that operated in several cities in Morocco. The ministry said the network was directed by […]

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Morocco said to buy Israeli-designed drones from France

Harfang drone

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Morocco was said to have acquired an Israeli-designed unmanned aerial vehicle. French sources said the Royal Moroccan Air Force has signed a contract for the purchase of at least three Israeli UAVs. The sources identified […]

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