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Morocco Says Sending Troops to U.A.E. to Help Counter Terrorism

Morocco Says Sending Troops to U.A.E. to Help Counter Terrorism

Move ordered by King Mohammed VI to “actively support” United Arab Emirates against terrorism threat, Communication Minister Mustapha Khalfi says by phone. *Decision “only one aspect of the support Morocco is offering under this initiative,” Khalfi says, without specifying number of troops *Initiative also covers “operational military cooperation and intelligence” *NOTE: U.A.E. part of U.S.-led military campaign fighting Islamic State in Syria