New York - The Wall Street Journal on Monday highlighted the "crucial" contribution of Morocco, which allowed French counterterrorism investigators to track the mastermind of the terrorist attacks that struck Paris on November 13.

French soldiers patrol near the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of the "Vigipirate" security plan December 23, 2014. French security forces stepped up protection of public places on Tuesday after three acts of violence in three days left some 30 wounded and reignited fears about France's vulnerability to attacks by Islamic radicals. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: TRAVEL MILITARY POLITICS)