Morocco has been involved in fighting against Daesh and jihadists in Iraq and Syria, according to a note unveiled by the US Agency for Security and Defense Cooperation.
The US side has made it clear that Moroccan fighters have been involved in air raids against Daesh and jihadists in Syria as well as in Iraq. In a note announcing the sale to Morocco of 25 F-16C / D Block 72 fighters, the US Agency for Security and Defense Cooperation welcomed the contribution made by this North African country to the fight against terrorism:
“This purchase is expected to improve interoperability with the United States and other regional allies and strengthen Morocco’s ability to conduct coalition operations, as it has done in the past during flight sorties against Daesh in Syria and Iraq,” the document reveals.
The Agency is convinced that Morocco, which “already operates an F-16 fleet,” will have “no difficulty in absorbing this aircraft and its services in its armed forces”.
In the document, Morocco is described as a “major non-NATO ally”, which represents an “important force for political stability and economic progress in North Africa”.