Moroccan ISIS-affiliates leave Syria, Iraq for Libya – European security reports
Two European counterterrorism reports have reported the movement of Islamic state group fighters, including Moroccan nationals, leaving Syria and Iraq to lawless Libya.
Published by the European Center for Counterterrorism and France’s Center of Terrorism Analysis, the reports stress that fighters of the global terror group are fleeing Syria and Iraq, two hubs of the criminal group.
The fleeing affiliates include dozens of Moroccans, local Moroccan Arabic media Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reports.
At least 1,000 Moroccans have left the kingdom for hotbed conflict zones, mainly in Syria and Iraq.
Libya is currently witnessing a rivalry between the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) supported by Turkey and Qatar and an eastern administration backed by Egypt, UAE, Russia and France.
The European Union (UE) has called for the end of rivalries between the Libyan sides arguing that the conflict situation in the oil-rich country endangers countries around the Mediterranean.
European countries continue to receive hundreds of migrants who depart from Libyan coasts. More than 650,000 people wait to leave Libyan shores for Europe, Malta warned.