Morocco Dismantles Seven-Member ISIS Related Cell in Tangier and Meknes

Rabat – Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) dismantled on Thursday a terrorist cell linked to ISIS, who were operating in Tangier and Meknes.According to a statement by the Ministry of Interior, investigations show that the cell was supporting and disseminating the propaganda of theme terrorist group. The dismantled cell was intended to attack people and property.The BCIJ dismantled the cell in the possession of various electronic devices and bladed weapons, in addition to books and manuscripts calling for extremist acts. The suspects will be brought to justice for further investigation under the supervision of the public prosecutor’s office.Since 2002, police elements of BCIJ have managed to dismantle 174 terrorist cells, including 60 cells linked to terrorist groups in Syria and IraqAccording to Abdelhak El Khiam, the head of the BCIJ, the bureau’s forces have thwarted a total of 352 terrorist attempts aimed at threatening Morocco’s securityOn October 14, 17, and 23, Moroccan police arrested six suspects in the cities of Rabat and Beni Mellal, as well as a village near the city of El Jadida.

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