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Rif

(rĭf) or

Rif Atlas,

range of the Atlas Mts., NE Morocco, NW Africa, curving along the Mediterranean coast from Ceuta to Melilla. Tidighin (8,056 ft/2,455 m) is the highest peak. Composed of sedimentary rocks and uplifted during the Alpine orogeny, the range is a continuation of the Sierra NevadaSierra Nevada
, chief mountain range of S Spain, in Granada prov., running from east to west for c.60 mi (100 km), parallel to the Mediterranean Sea. The range's highest peak is Mulhacén (11,411 ft/3,478 m).
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 of Spain and is separated from it by the Strait of Gibraltar. Iron mining is the principal economic activity; kif (cannabis) is grown. The region is inhabited by Berbers, who generally were independent of any central authority until subdued (1925–26) by the campaign of France and Spain against Abd el-KrimAbd el-Krim
, 1882?–1963, leader of the Rif tribes of Morocco, called in full Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi. An important figure in the administration of the Spanish Zone until 1920, he took up arms against Spanish rule.
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Rif

 

(also Rifis), a Berber people that inhabit the Rif Mountains in northern Morocco. Population, more than 700,000 (1970 estimate). The Rifs speak a Berber language. The majority are bilingual and also speak Arabic. The Rifs are Sunni Muslims by religion. Their chief occupation is farming; wheat, corn, and other crops are grown. The Rifs waged a heroic struggle against Spanish and French colonialists for national liberation from 1921 to 1926.


Rif

 

a mountain chain in the Atlas Mountains, in northwestern Morocco. The Rif has a maximum elevation of 2,456 m. Composed chiefly of limestones, it is dissected by the canyons of numerous rivers. Maquis and forests of cork oak grow on the lower parts of the northern slopes; coniferous forests of arborvitae, juniper, and cedar occur at higher elevations. Fruit orchards grow on the southern slopes.

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Le club rifain, lui, veut aborder cette seconde phase de la Botola avec un esprit plus conquerant ou il se trouve au milieu du classement avec 21 points.
L'autre club rifain, leChabab Al Hoceima accueillera la Gazelle du Souss, le HUSA, alors que le Moghreb de Tetouan recevra l'Olympic de Safi.
Dans ce cadre, le chanteur Rayane, l'artiste Rajae Ksbani et l'artiste rifain Rafroua ont livre leurs plus belles creations musicales au public present.
Pour Nous, Ils sont tous egaux, sans distinction entre le "Jebli" et le Rifain, entre le Sahraoui et le Soussi, etc.
Le coup d'envoi de la 9 e journee de la Botola sera donne, samedi a 14h30 a Al Hoceima ou le club rifain recevra le Moghreb Tetouan.
Contrairement au club rifain qui a realise une victoire precieuse a Oujda devait le Mouloudia (2-3), le HUSA reste le moins gagnant en ratant l'occasion d'etre seul en seconde place apres son nul dans son fief face au Difaa d'El Jadida (1-1).
Au moment ou le match du CRA face au Raja se dirigeait vers le partage des points (1-1), l'arbitre a accorde un penalty inexistant au club rifain qui a arrache une victoire tombee du ciel pour s'eloigner provisoirement de la zone rouge.
Les autres clubs occupant la seconde moitie du classement sont l'OCS 9 e avec 33 points, la RS Berkane qui s'est hissee a la 10 e place avec 29 points apres sa victoire dans le derby rifain contre le CR Al Hoceima (1-0).