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Morocco Military Deployed as the Country is in a “State of High Alert” Against Prospective “Terrorist Attacks”
A recent video, taken by a local citizen in the city of Casablanca, featuring elements of the Moroccan army deploying some of its air-defense missiles in anticipation of any prospective terrorist attacks is going viral on the net.
The video shows heavy military equipment being deployed. The list includes Buk missile batteries, surface-to-air missiles and many more.
Local media outlets reported heavily about the event saying that an “impressive arsenal of military equipment has been deployed on the Atlantic coast of Casablanca,” namely near the El Hank neighborhood.
The Moroccan daily Al Ahdath Al Maghribiya shared a story on the event entitled ”an atmosphere of war surprised the citizens of Casablanca.”
According to another Moroccan daily, namely Assabah, the deployment of the Moroccan army is to counter the Islamic State threat, formerly known as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)/ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant). The daily argues that “the army has deployed its forces in Casablanca to meet any prospective IS aircraft.”
[link to moroccantimes.com