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24 Aug 2018 | 09:43 PM UTC

Morocco: Compulsory military service to be reinstated

Morocco News Alert

Compulsory military service for individuals 19-25 years old set to be reinstated; associated protests cannot be ruled out

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/24/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/31/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Casablanca). COUNTRY/REGION Morocco


On Monday, August 20, the Moroccan Ministerial Council approved a draft law that would reinstate compulsory military service for men and women between the ages of 19 and 25 years old for a duration of 12 months. The draft law is expected to be approved by Parliament following a debate scheduled for October. Demonstrations opposing the law have not been planned as of Friday, August 24, however, related protests cannot be ruled out in the coming days and weeks. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near all demonstration sites. 


Individuals in Morocco are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all demonstrations as a precaution.


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