In the second week of April, BCIJ also arrested a four-member terror cell in Taza, 120 kilometers east of Fez.
Rabat – Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) has dismantled a new terror cell of six-members in Sale, Rabat’s twin city.
Moroccan television channel 2M said that the operation took place Tuesday morning at 5:00 a.m. in the Al Aayayda neighborhood in Sale.
The suspects are aged between 22 and 28. The suspects, who have alleged links with ISIS, have been gathering in a mosque to conduct their meetings to plot terror attacks to undermine the security and stability of the country.
Démantèlement d’un réseau qualifié de “sensible”en cours à #Salé. 6 unités d’intervention composées d’une dizaine de personnes chacune sont mobilisées.
Opération menée par éléments du #BCIJ et #DGST, en coordination avec la préfecture de #Salé .
— 2M.ma (@2MInteractive) 23 avril 2019
A member of BCIJ said that the suspects looked up to the 22-year old member of the cell as “emir” or the leader of the dismantled terror cell.
A video posted by 2M showed that BCIJ seized several knives, a camera, and several mobile phones.
The operation followed a similar raid from BCIJ, which dismantled a four-member terror cell in Taza, 120 kilometers east of Fez.
Morocco’s Ministry of Interior announced that the extremist terror cell is led by a former terrorist who was active in conflict zones in Iraq and Syria.
BCIJ also dismantled a six-member terror cell on March 14.
Throughout the year, BCIJ dismantled several terror cells. The success of the security forces against ISIS has gained Morocco a strong reputation for security and anti-terrorism.
Morocco has strengthened its security strategies since 2003 after the terror Casablanca attacks and the 2011 terror attack in Marrakech.