Rabat - Morocco dismantled twenty-seven jihadist cells since 2013, Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said.
Rabat – Morocco dismantled twenty-seven jihadist cells since 2013, Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said.
The Minister made the statement in an interview with the with French speaking weekly magazine Jeune Afrique.
He said that eight jihadist cells have been busted between January and May this year, while 14 cells have been dismantled last year.
Counter-terrorism operations at the domestic level or as part of cooperation with foreign partners such as Spain are key to reinforcing prevention, Hassad noted.
In this connection, he highlighted the importance of religious supervision and the upgrading of the legal framework as well as the significance of the fight against poverty and social exclusion through notably the national initiative for human development (INDH).
Hassad also pointed to the setting of reinforced security apparatus labelled Hadar which reflects a multi-layered security engagement.
Thanks to its efforts, Morocco earned an international recognition, he said. ” It is no coincidence that Morocco was elected to co-chair the Global Counter Terrorism Forum.”