Morocco: Arrest of ISIS supporter for alleged involvement in terror plot (BCIJ)

Morocco: Arrest of ISIS supporter for alleged involvement in terror plot (BCIJ)

Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) arrested, on November 17, 2022, a supporter of the terrorist ISIS group, operating in Salé, Rabat’s twin city, for his alleged involvement in the preparation of a terrorist plot to undermine public order.

The individual, 22, a former detainee in terrorism cases, whose identity has been established and details of his terror project revealed, was arrested on the basis of research and investigations conducted by the departments of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), said the BCIJ in a statement released Monday.

The searches carried out in this case enabled the seizure of electronic equipment and a sketch of plans for carrying out terrorist operations, in addition to manuscripts with extremist content, the statement said.

According to the preliminary data of the investigation, the suspect has recently resumed his extremist activity and has begun to search for raw materials used in the manufacture of explosive devices in order to carry out his terrorist plan against vital facilities.

The arrested extremist was placed in custody to complete the judicial investigation conducted by the BCIJ in order to unveil all his extremist activities, determine his possible links with terrorist organizations in Morocco and abroad and define the ins and outs of the terror project he was preparing to carry out on Moroccan soil, the statement added.

This security operation attests, once again, to the importance and effectiveness of preventive operations aimed at countering the threats of the terrorist danger that hovers over Morocco, especially in a context marked by the multiple attempts of international terrorist organizations and their regional branches targeting the security of the Kingdom and the safety of its citizens.

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