Minister of Interior Over 1122 Moroccan Jihadists in Syria

Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Interior, Mohamed Hassad, revealed that the number of Moroccan Jihadist  in Syria, reached 1122 fighter, 200  of them were killed, while 128 were arrested after they returned to Morocco.This is the first time that the Moroccan Minister announces the exact number of Moroccan jihadist in Syria.During an oral session at the House of Representative on Tuesday, the Minister of Interior said that intelligence information estimates the number of Moroccan jihadists who travelled to Syria since 2011, at 1122 fighter, including 900 in 2013. Mohamed Hassad added that 20 % of the Moroccan Jihadists (200 persons) were killed during clashes with the Syrian army.