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Morocco Terrorism 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Morocco Terrorism 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Terrorist groups - foreign based:
al-Qa'ida (AQ): aim(s): drive Westerners and Western influences from Morocco and, ultimately, establish a pan-Islamic caliphate under a strict Salafi Muslim interpretation of Sharia area(s) of operation: maintains a limited money laundering presence; al-Qa'ida attacks over the years galvanized the populace to protest against group; authorities continue to pursue members and supporters for arrest; on 16 May 2003, a team of 12 suicide bombers attacked five targets in Casablanca, killing 43 civilians and injuring at least 100; they attacked a Spanish restaurant, a Jewish community, a Jewish cemetery, a hotel, and the Belgian Consulate
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): aim(s): enhance its recruitment network and, ultimately, replace the Moroccan Government with an Islamic state and implement ISIL's strict interpretation of Sharia area(s) of operation: maintains an operational and recruitment presence across the country, where authorities have taken members into custody in most of Morocco's major cities; authorities have seized weapons and bombmaking materials since 2014, foiling several ISIL attacks and plots to assassinate Military officers; hundreds of ISIL's fighters in Syria were recruited in Morocco


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Morocco on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Morocco Terrorism 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Morocco Terrorism 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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