Rabat - Moroccan security services arrested 3 people Saturday in the eastern city of Berkane on suspicion of incitement to terrorism via a video published on the internet, the Interior ministry said in a statement.
Rabat – Moroccan security services arrested 3 people Saturday in the eastern city of Berkane on suspicion of incitement to terrorism via a video published on the internet, the Interior ministry said in a statement.
As part of the monitoring of terrorist threats, a video fomenting terrorism entitled “Appearance of Jund Al-Khilafa in the Maghreb Al-Aqsa “was spotted on YouTube, the statement said, adding that three individuals pledged allegiance in this video to “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi” and threatened to commit criminal acts, murders and torture similar to the terrorist acts of “ISIS” terrorists.
Investigations of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) led to the identification of the three individuals in the video. Following their identification, the National Squad of Judicial Police (BNPJ) arrested the suspects Saturday in Berkane, the statement added.
Former detainees under counterterrorism law, the suspects planned to go to Libya through Algeria to coordinate with the leaders of “Ansar al Sharia”, before joining ISIS in the Syrian-Iraqi region to receive military and operational training in the prospect of transferring this criminal experience into Morocco, according to the same source.
The 3 alleged terrorists will be brought to justice after the completion of the inquiry conducted under the supervision of the competent prosecutor.