Volunteers are signing up in Morocco to fight for the Arab countries in the battle with Israel.
Volunteers are signing up in Morocco to fight for the Arab countries in the battle with Israel. The Moroccan News Agency MAP said on Sunday (7th October) that "numerous volunteers" had signed in response to a call from King Hassan.
The Moroccan rule announced on Saturday (6 October) - the day the fighting began - that civilians would be able to enlist for service in the Middle East.
Some 3,000 regular Moroccan troops are already reported to be in action against Israeli troops in the Golan Heights, and Morocco has announced that more will be sent in as reinforcements for Syria.
King Hassan has also announced that Morocco will send reinforcements for the Egyptian army as soon as President Anwar Sadat asks for them. In a message to President Sadat the King said "our armed forces are ready and waiting for your signal to send them into the battlefield."