Rabat - In efforts to combat terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, Trump’s administration is giving millions of dollars worth of weapons to US allies in the MENA region, as thousands of terrorists have been fleeing Iraq and Syria to Africa.
Rabat – In efforts to combat terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, Trump’s administration is giving millions of dollars worth of weapons to US allies in the MENA region, as thousands of terrorists have been fleeing Iraq and Syria to Africa.
The US Department of Defense, Pentagon is delivering arms equipment to reinforce special forces units in North African countries, including Morocco and Tunisia, which are exposed to the threat of the so-called Islamic State terrorists returning to the continent.
The money given to the American allies in the MENA region forms part of a USD 60 million overall increase in Pentagon security assistance, since Donald Trump assumed office on January 20, 2017, according to American news outlet, Al-Monitor.
Morocco, a World Leader in Combating Terrorism
Morocco’s strategy to prevent terrorism, extremism and their ideologies is a successful master plan. On December 19, 2017, the U.S Department of State said that Morocco along with the US are “leading global efforts at the international level.”
The State Department said that both the US and Morocco are leading a global effort under the auspices of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), and in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and Rule of Law (IIJ), “to address homegrown terrorism.”
The US Department of State also outlined on July 2017 Morocco’s security achievements in countering terrorism in 2016.
“In 2016, Morocco’s counterterrorism efforts effectively mitigated the risk of terrorism,” said the US Department report, pointing on the other hand to the fact that Morocco is still facing threats from small terror cells mostly loyal to ISIS.