A communiqué from the Moroccan Interior Ministry said today that the Moroccan authorities, with the cooperation of the Spanish authorities, have effectively dismantled an Islamic State (ISIS) recruitment network that was recruiting and sending the new recruits to Iraq and Syria to fight for the terrorist organization, as well as provided the said organization with financial support.
A statement from the Moroccan Ministry of Interior read the following: “The operation, based on detailed investigations carried out in close collaboration with Spain, stems from a proactive security approach aimed at battling terrorist threats.”
“The dismantled network was dedicated to the recruitment, financial support and dispatch of jihadists for the terrorist organization ‘Islamic State’,” its counterpart Spanish ministry added.
Nine members of the aforementioned cell were very active in the north of Morocco, especially around the cities of Tetouan, Fnideq, and Sebta.
The members were planning to carry out sabotage acts with guns and explosives in Morocco, the Moroccan Ministry of Interior said.
According to said source, the cell has even sent one of its members to one of ISIL’s camps to train on bomb making.
The Moroccan Times.