Rabat – The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) dismantled Tuesday in coordination with the Spanish security services, a terrorist network consisting of 13 members acting in the cities of Nador, Driouech, El Houceima , Fez, Casablanca and Melilla, in the field of recruiting and sending fighters to Morocco on behalf of the terrorist organization called “Islamic State”.
A former detainee under the Terrorism Act among those arrested, said a statement from the Interior Ministry, adding that the arrests are part of preventive operations in the field of the fight against terrorism in the light of the rising threat of “Islamic state”.
The operation resulted in the arrest of the main partner of this terrorist network that resides on the outskirts of the Spanish capital Madrid, “which demonstrates the importance of the distinguished security partnership linking the Moroccan security services and their Spanish counterparts in the fight against terrorist threats, particularly those from areas of tension. ”
Investigations revealed the determination of the members of the terrorist network to duplicate the experience in the United Daechienne adopted by the organization of the Islamic State in order to create a climate of fear among the citizens, the ministry said.
The subsequent dismantling of terrorist networks in connection with the Syrian-Iraqi scene reflects the determination of the Islamic state to target the interests of the Kingdom of Morocco and the other countries, especially the goal of recruiting operations Moroccan and foreign fighters is in the mobilization for the execution of major operations in their countries of origin and countries of residence according to plans drawn up by destroying the terrorist organization.
The respondents will be brought to justice soon complete the investigation continues under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor, the statement concluded.