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Moroccan security forces have begun withdrawing from the restive northern cities of Al-Hoceima and Imzouren, which have been rocked by weeks of social unrest, officials and residents said.The pullback comes a week after clashes between security forces and demonstrators left nearly 80 police officers wounded, most of them struck by stones.Authorities have arrested more than 100 people, including Nasser Zefzafi, the leader of the protest movement known as Al-Hirak al-Shaabi, since the end of May. A week ago Mohammed VI told ministers of his "disappointment, dissatisfaction and concern" that a $670 million development program for the Rif was behind schedule.
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