Morocco dismantles terrorist cell operating in cities of Tiznit, Sidi Slimane

RABAT (Morocco), May 15 (Bernama-MAP) — As part of sustained efforts to confront the dangers of violent extremism and counter terrorist threats to the safety of the Kingdom of Morocco and the security of its citizens, a terrorist cell affiliated to the “Daesh” organization, whose members were active in the cities of Tiznit and Sidi Slimane was dismantled.

Maghreb Arabe Presse (MAP) reported the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) under the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) led the operations on Tuesday morning,

This large-scale security operation carried out by elements of the special force of the rapid intervention Brigade led to the arrest of 4 extremists, aged between 22 and 44, according to a BCIJ statement.

Searches carried out at the homes of the suspects led to the seizure of paramilitary equipment, including a tactical vest, a helmet, a sight and a balaclava, in addition to extremist manuscripts and a set of electronic media which will be subjected to the necessary digital expertise, the same source added.

Initial investigations have revealed that the members of this terrorist cell have engaged in suspicious operations, with a view to mobilizing the financial resources and logistical support needed to carry out terrorist projects in the Kingdom with a view to undermining public order.

The suspects arrested in connection with this terrorist cell have been taken into custody to complete the preliminary investigation under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office in charge of terrorism cases to identify all their terrorist plans and projects, and elucidate the ramifications and possible links of this terrorist cell, which once again demonstrates the resurgence of terrorist threats, the statement concluded.