Morocco: Three-member cell affiliated to Daesh dismantled in Tangier

Morocco: Three-member cell affiliated to Daesh dismantled in Tangier

Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) announced this Monday it has dismantled a terrorist cell affiliated to “Daesh” organization that was operating in the city of Tangier.

The cell members, aged between 31 and 40, were preparing to carry out dangerous terrorist projects aimed at undermining the security and stability of the Kingdom, according to a BCIJ statement.

According to the initial investigation, the suspects had pledged allegiance to the alleged emir of the Daesh organization and were preparing to carry out destructive projects targeting vital and security installations. The three individuals have been involved in the material preparation of their projects, determining the targets and acquiring information on the manufacturing of explosives.

The investigation revealed that the suspects had attempted to forge links with other terrorist elements operating outside the Kingdom, with a view to coordinating with them to join one of the sections of the Daesh organization, particularly in the Sahel and Sahara region, immediately after the execution of the terrorist plans they intended to perpetrate in the Kingdom, the BCIJ added.

The suspects were taken into custody to complete the judicial investigation under the supervision of the competent terrorism prosecutor’s office, with the aim of determining all the terrorist projects, as well as the ramifications and possible links of this cell, which demonstrates once again the proliferation of terrorist dangers threatening the Kingdom, in the face of the determination of those imbued with extremist theses to respond to the subversive calls emanating from the terrorist organization Daesh.

The BCIJ moves are part of ongoing efforts to eradicate the dangers of terrorist threats in the kingdom.

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