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‘Number of Moroccans in Syria surpasses 8,000 fighters,’ Al-Massae (Morocco), 12 May 2014

A new report suggests that there could be over 8,000 Moroccans fighting in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Previous reports suggested a number between 1,000 and 1,500 Moroccans were in Syria, mainly fighting in a unit called “Sham al-Islam,” led by former Guantanamo Bay prisoner and Moroccan national Ibrahim Benchekroun. Continue reading

France prepared to offer its experience to destroy Syrian chemical weapons, Al-Quds (London), 19 November 2013

France has offered its expertise to assist the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to destroy Syria’s remaining chemical weapons arsenal. France, along with Albania and Belgium, have refused to accept the weapons themselves on their territory.

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