Rabat- The Moroccan police have recently dismantled a terrorist cell that allegedly worked to recruit Moroccan combatants for Syria in coordination with other terrorist organizations affiliated with Al Qaeda, says the Moroccan police department.
“The cell members used to collect donations given by sympathizers of their jihadist orientations to finance the travel of volunteer combatants to Syria, after enrolling them and teaching various precautions that need to be taken, during a meeting held at house dedicated to this end,” the police release says.
The combatants are sent to Syria in coordination with representatives of terrorist organizations affiliated with Al Qaeda, particularly “Cham al-Islam movement, jabhat annosra” and “Addawla al-islamiya in Iraq and Cham.”
The release explains that “it is clear, through the successive dismantling of terrorist cells striving to hire combatants to send them to various tension spots, that Al Qaeda and its allies are resolved to jeopardize Morocco’s stability, all the more so as these Moroccan volunteers undergo specialized training in weapons and explosives as well as in suicide-attacks, so that they can, upon return to Morocco, conduct terrorist operations to jeopardize the security and stability of the country.”
The suspects will be referred to justice when the investigation is complete.