Morocco’s anti-terrorism unit arrested six ISIS-linked suspects during a series of operations in the Casablanca region on Tuesday.
Rabat – Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) arrested on Wednesday a suspect for his involvement in a recently dismantled cell in the region of Casablanca.
The BCIJ arrested the suspect in Douar El Hediane, in the rural commune of Skhour Rhamna, a region 143.9 kilometers away from Casablanca, a statement from the Ministry of Interior has announced.
The suspect was previously charged with terror-related crimes, the statement added.
The BCIJ dismantled a cell of six suspects on Tuesday.
The members of the cell were active in several locations in the Casablanca region, including Mohammedia and Azilal (270 kilometers southeast of Casablanca).
The ministry announced that the suspects were planning to undermine Morocco’s security through terror operations across the country.
The BCIJ is now investigating the suspects for more details on the case.
The anti-terrorism unit has been carrying similar operations since its creation in 2015, as part of Morocco’s approach to combat terrorism.
One of the latest operations was on December 14, when the BCIJ arrested one suspect with links to ISIS.
Another arrest took place in November 2019 in Rabat’s twin city of Sale, where the BCIJ arrested a suspect inciting terror acts by ISIS “lone wolves.”