Rabat - While the focus of international community and media in last years has been mainly on the situation in the Middle East where extremist groups have been gaining momentum, North Africa and the Sahel have become home to an array for radical armed forces looking to expand, including the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

ISIS, AQIM, and Polisario: How Do Terrorist Threats in the Sahel Affect Morocco?
A Polisario fighter (left), Abu Walid Al Sahraoui (middle), Iyad Ag Ghaly (right)
Saad Eddine Lamzouwaq is a reporter who worked as an assistant to several TV correspondents in Morocco.