The Moroccan man wanted to go to Syria but couldn’t because of the cost.
Rabat – Spanish law enforcement have arrested a 27-year-old Moroccan suspect for alleged ties to ISIS.
According to a statement quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), police arrested the Moroccan man in Manvila in southern Spain.
According to the investigation, the suspect was promoting terrorism on social networks.
Through the internet, the suspect “maintained contacts with ISIS terrorists in the Syrian zone controlled by the terrorist organization, to whom he reportedly expressed his willingness to join them and fight alongside them.”
The suspect, according to the investigation, was unable to travel to Syria “because of the current difficulties faced by the terrorist organization in that country and the lack of financial resources.”
The statement added that the suspect was planning to commit a terrorist attack anywhere he was able.
In December 2018, the head of Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), Abdelhak Khiame, said that the defeat of ISIS in the Middle East does not mean the end of the war against the terrorist organization.
He added that social media helps terrorists to spread their ideologies easily.
Khiame said that “many people adopted this ISIS ideology” and are waiting for an opportunity to wage terror attacks. He said that some of these people use ISIS’s lone wolf strategy, which has occurred in several European countries, including Spain.
Recently, ISIS suspects targeted Spain. Terrorists carried out attacks using knives and vehicle ramming, driving into people deliberately.
Morocco and Spain are partnering against terror through the exchange of information.