Political map of Europe & the Mediterranean 10 September 1844 (Franco-Moroccan War): By 1844, the French had consolidated their hold over Algeria (French conquest of Algeria), but were now facing continuous raids from Algerian fighters taking refuge in neighboring Morocco (Emir Abdelkader). In response, France attacked Morocco (Franco-Moroccan War), forcing it to recognize French rule in Algeria and end its support for the Algerian rebels.