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Morocco

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Casablanca (الدار البيضاء white house, incline) is the largest city of Morocco.
The capital is Rabat and the largest city Casablanca.

Casablanca-Settat

Casablanca metropolitan area
According to the 2014 population estimate, the city has a population of about 3.35 million in the urban area and over 6.8 million in the Casablanca-Settat region.
The capital of the region is Casablanca.

Anfa

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The original name of Casablanca was Anfa (Neo-Tifinagh: ⴰⵏⴼⴰ), in Berber language, by at least the seventh century BC.
Anfa (Berber language: Anfa or Anaffa, ⴰⵏⴼⴰ; أنفا; Anafe; Anafé) was the ancient toponym for Casablanca during the classical period.

Port of Casablanca

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The Port of Casablanca is one of the largest artificial ports in the world, and the second largest port of North Africa, after Tanger-Med 40 km east of Tangier.
The Port of Casablanca (ميناء الدار البيضاء, Port de Casablanca ) refers to the collective facilities and terminals that conduct maritime trade handling functions in Casablanca's harbours and which handle Casablanca's shipping.

Operation Torch

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Operation Torch, which started on 8 November 1942, was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African campaign of World War II.
The American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, commanding the operation, planned a three-pronged attack on Casablanca (Western), Oran (Center) and Algiers (Eastern), then a rapid move on Tunis.

Bombardment of Casablanca (1907)

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In response, the French bombarded the city with multiple gunboats and landed troops inside the town, causing severe damage and 15,000 dead and wounded.
The Bombardment of Casablanca (قصف الدار البيضاء; Le bombardement de Casablanca) was a French naval attack taking place from August 5–7 in 1907 that destroyed the Moroccan city of Casablanca.

George S. Patton

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The Western Task Force, composed of American units led by Major General George S. Patton and Rear Admiral Henry Kent Hewitt, carried out the invasions of Mehdia, Fedhala, and Asfi.
Patton led U.S. troops into the Mediterranean theater with an invasion of Casablanca during Operation Torch in 1942, and soon established himself as an effective commander through his rapid rehabilitation of the demoralized U.S. II Corps.

Nouasseur Air Base

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Casablanca was the site of the Nouasseur Air Base, a large American air base used as the staging area for all American aircraft for the European Theater of Operations during World War II.
Nouasseur Air Base near Casablanca in Morocco, was a United States Air Force base.

Casablanca Conference

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Casablanca hosted the Anfa Conference (also called the Casablanca Conference) in January 1943.
The Casablanca Conference (codenamed SYMBOL) was held at the Anfa Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco, from January 14 to 24, 1943, to plan the Allied European strategy for the next phase of World War II.

Mohammedia

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The Western Task Force, composed of American units led by Major General George S. Patton and Rear Admiral Henry Kent Hewitt, carried out the invasions of Mehdia, Fedhala, and Asfi.
Mohammedia (المحمدية, Berber: Fḍala) is a port city on the west coast of Morocco between Casablanca and Rabat in the region of Casablanca-Settat.

Roches Noires, Morocco

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To build the port's breakwater, narrow-gauge track was laid in June 1907 for a small Decauville locomotive to connect the port to a quarry in Roches Noires, passing through the sacred Sidi Belyout graveyard.
Roches Noires or Assoukhour Assawda (روش نوار or is an arrondissement of eastern Casablanca, in the Aïn Sebaâ - Hay Mohammadi district of the Casablanca-Settat region of Morocco.

Chaouia (Morocco)

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In resistance to this and the measures of the 1906 Treaty of Algeciras, tribesmen of the Chaouia attacked the locomotive, killing 9 Compagnie Marocaine laborers—3 French, 3 Italians, and 3 Spanish.
Throughout Morocco's history, the Chaouia was famous for farming wheat and barley, which were exported in years of abundance from Casablanca, Fédala or Azemmour.

Mohammed V International Airport

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The air field has since become Mohammed V International Airport.
Mohammed V International Airport (Aéroport international Mohammed V; مطار محمد الخامس الدولي, ; Berber: ⴰⵣⴰⴳⵯⵣ ⴰⴳⵔⵖⵍⴰⵏ ⵎⵓⵃⵎⵎⴷ ⵡⵙ5; ) is an international airport serving Casablanca, Morocco.

Muhammad Zarqtuni

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Then, on 25 December 1953 (Christmas Day), Muhammad Zarqtuni orchestrated a bombing of Casablanca's Central Market in response to the forced exile of Sultan Muhammad V and the royal family on August 20 (Eid al-Adha) of that year.
Muhammad Zarqtuni (مُحَمَّدُ الزَرْقْطُوْنِي, Mohammed Zerktouni) (1927-June 18, 1954) was a Moroccan nationalist born in Casablanca, Morocco.

Henri Prost

General Hubert Lyautey assigned the planning of the new colonial port city to Henri Prost.
He was noted in particularly for his work in Morocco and Turkey, where he created a number of comprehensive city plans for Casablanca, Fes, Marrakesh, Meknes, Rabat, and Istanbul, including transportation infrastructure and avenues with buildings, plazas, squares, promenades and parks.

Central Market (Casablanca)

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Then, on 25 December 1953 (Christmas Day), Muhammad Zarqtuni orchestrated a bombing of Casablanca's Central Market in response to the forced exile of Sultan Muhammad V and the royal family on August 20 (Eid al-Adha) of that year.
The Central Market (السوق المركزي, Marché Central) in Casablanca, Morocco is a marketplace with historical and cultural significance.

Naval Battle of Casablanca

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American forces captured Casablanca from Vichy control when France surrendered November 11, 1942, but the Naval Battle of Casablanca continued until American forces sank German submarine U-173 on November 16.
Allied military planners anticipated an all-American force assigned to seize the Atlantic port city of Casablanca might be greeted as liberators.

Arab world

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Located in the central-western part of Morocco bordering the Atlantic Ocean, it is the largest city in the Maghreb region and the eighth-largest in the Arab world.

2003 Casablanca bombings

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On 16 May 2003, 33 civilians were killed and more than 100 people were injured when Casablanca was hit by a multiple suicide bomb attack carried out by Moroccans and claimed by some to have been linked to al-Qaeda.
The 2003 Casablanca bombings were a series of suicide bombings on May 16, 2003, in Casablanca, Morocco.

Mohammed ben Abdallah

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It was rebuilt by Sultan Mohammed ben Abdallah who changed the name into the local Arabic Ad-dar Al Baidaa', although occasionally "Casablanca" is written in Arabic (كازابلانكا, Kāzāblānkā).
He also built the old medina of Casablanca (Derb Tazi) and renovated the kasbah of Marrakesh.

1965 Moroccan riots

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The 1965 student protests organized by the National Union of Popular Forces-affiliated National Union of Moroccan Students, which spread to cities around the country and devolved into riots, started on March 22, 1965 in front of Lycée Mohammed V in Casablanca.
The 1965 Moroccan riots were street riots in the cities of Morocco, originating in Casablanca on March 1965.

List of largest cities in the Arab world

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Located in the central-western part of Morocco bordering the Atlantic Ocean, it is the largest city in the Maghreb region and the eighth-largest in the Arab world.

Operation Yachin

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Casablanca was a major departure point for Jews leaving Morocco through Operation Yachin, an operation conducted by Mossad to secretly migrate Moroccan Jews to Israel between November 1961 and spring 1964.
About 97,000 left for Israel by plane and ship from Casablanca and Tangier via France and Italy.

Royal Moroccan Navy

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Casablanca also hosts the primary naval base for the Royal Moroccan Navy.

Hassan II of Morocco

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King Hassan II blamed the events on teachers and parents, and declared in a speech to the nation on March 30, 1965: "There is no greater danger to the State than a so-called intellectual. It would have been better if you were all illiterate.”
Student protests that took place March 21, 1965 in Casablanca, and devolved into general riots the following day; their violent repression caused many casualties.