A group of dangerous terrorists with loyalty to the Islamic States found with kilos of ammonium nitrate-the same substance behind the devastating explosion in Beirut, explosive belts, electronic equipment, bladed weapons were pulled to pieces on Thursday at sites in Tangier and the Rabat region of Morocco.
The Islamic States
This was after the five Islamic radicals put up fierce resistance. The Islamic extremists were between ages 29 and 43.
The head of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), Mr. Abdelhak Khiame, recounted events in an interview on Friday at Sale, and he said that it was a dangerous cell set-up to go into action at any moment.
He further said that the destroyed cell had no direct contact with the jihadists of the Islamic States. According to Mr. Abdelhak Khiame’s opinion, even if the IS was defeated in the Levant, it is an idea that is conveyed and doesn’t need a territory but rather can develop in areas where sympathizers are.
Moroccan authorities have sent warning signals of the growth of IS in the Sahel-Sahara region of Africa. This is spanning the Western and northern-central areas of the continent-more so countries such as Libya and Mali, who do not yet have security under control.
“Terrorist cells and terrorism are growing in the region but also organized crime networks, drug trafficking, weapons, and human beings,” said the BCIJ chief. “All of this… makes the Sahel region, in my opinion, a time bomb.”
Suicidal Attacks Goes Wrong
The head of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation also said that the Islamic State-affiliated group had planned suicidal attacks targeting military figures, public personalities, and the headquarter of security services in the Country.
This was the second large-scale suicidal plan after the first that took place in 2003 in Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital that left 33 individuals dead.