Rabat -Moroccan authorities announced on Friday the dismantling of new terrorist cell linked with the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Rabat –Moroccan authorities announced on Friday the dismantling of new terrorist cell linked with the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The Moroccan central bureau of judiciary investigations (BCIJ), an arm of the General directorate of national territory, dismantled this Friday in Dar Bouazza (near Casablanca) a seven-member terrorist cell that supported the terrorist organization ISIS, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
According to investigations, the gang’s chief had close ties with ISIS leaders in Syria and Iraq with the aim of recruiting and sending Moroccan fighters to ISIS camps in order to acquire military expertise before returning to the kingdom to carry out terrorist operations and implement ISIS’s subversive agenda, the source added.
The suspects will stand trial after completion of the investigation, supervised by the competent attorney’s office.
Morocco’s counterterrorism strategy has helped the country to remain immune from terrorist stacks since April 2011 when an explosion at a café in Marrakech killed 17 people, most of them tourists.