Rabat - Thanks to the efforts of the Moroccan security services, Morocco stands out as a "safe haven" in North Africa, “immune” from terrorist attacks, according to The Times.
Rabat – Thanks to the efforts of the Moroccan security services, Morocco stands out as a “safe haven” in North Africa, “immune” from terrorist attacks, according to The Times.
In a recent article about Morocco published by The Times, the British newspaper hailed the efforts of the Moroccan authorities and their vigilance in keeping the Kingdom safe and secure from the threats of the so-called “Islamic States” that targeted some of the North African countries.
“Morocco, a tourist destination for Europeans, remained immune against the convulsions experienced by other countries in the region,” The Times said in an article devoted to the Kingdom.
The Times added that intense efforts by the Moroccan security services have recently dismantled terrorist cells in morocco recruited by the so-called “Islamic State”.
The same source quoted Mustapha El Khalfi, Minister of Communication and government spokesman, as saying that “no terrorist network can develop in Morocco because the authorities would dismantle it before it could implement its schemes.”
The Times also points out that the tourism sector in Morocco has increased by 8 percent since 2010 and is positioned as one of the largest industries in the Kingdom with a contribution of 9 percent of the GDP.
It added that over 500,000 British citizens visited Morocco each year.
Last summer, Morocco launched a new security mechanism known as “Hadar”, created to counter security threats facing the Kingdom, in most of the Kingdom’s major cities and tourist hubs.
Thanks to “Hadar,” and the newly created Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ), an FBI-like Bureau of Investigations, the Moroccan Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said earlier that the Kingdom had dismantled twenty-seven jihadist cells since 2013.
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