Tuesday, January 16

U.S. Remains Morocco’s Top Arms Supplier

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Source: Xinhua

The United States remains the major arms supplier for Morocco during the past five years, local media reported on Monday.

The Moroccan daily Al Massae said the north African kingdom bought from the United States ammunition, defense equipment, and heavy arms worth some 50 million U.S. dollars in 2016.

Citing an annual Congressional report, the daily said Morocco’s total purchases of arms reached 4.7 billion U.S. dollars between 2008 and 2015.

Morocco, along with Algeria, are considered the top two buyers of arms in Africa.


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