New information from the investigation of two ISIS-linked suspects arrested on November 9 reveals the two were plotting an attack on Jemaa el-Fna in Marrakech.
Rabat – Moroccan newspaper Assabah reported on Monday that the suspects arrested in Ait Meloul and Inezgane were also plotting terror attacks against high-level police officers, especially those who work with Morocco’s anti-terror squad who might arrest their accomplices in similar operations.
Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) arrested the suspects on Friday, November 9.
According to the newspaper, the suspects were plotting serious terror attacks across Morocco, mainly targeting Jemaa El-Fna and other tourism hubs.
The suspects had created a union of radicalized suspects, including two members of a terror group arrested in July in Fez and Safi.
The suspects and the previously arrested members were allegedly coordinating to obtain weapons to commit terror attacks on sensitive locations across the country.
The suspects, one of whom was already arrested on terrorism-related charges, also had links with ISIS outside the country to learn how to make explosive devices.
Morocco has dismantled 183 terror cells since 2002.
Fifty-one out of the 57 cells dismantled since 2015 were allegedly connected with ISIS.