The judicial police reported that Morocco arrested on Monday four suspects claimed to have links to ISIS terrorist group who were planning for dangerous and imminent terrorist attacks.
The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) declared in a statement that the four Moroccan men, all in their 20s, were arrested in the northern city of Tangiers during an attack in which police fired warning shots.
The same statement added that they were scheduling to destabilize security in the kingdom… through terrorist methods inspired by operations organized by ISIS extremist in Syria and Iraq. It also reported that whited weapons and electronic equipment were also seized.
In fact, in September, authorities related that they had ruined an ISIS-linked group and detained five men accused of preparing suicide attacks against famous figures and a security headquarters in Morocco.
BCIJ head, Abdelhak Khiame, informed AFP at the time, in an interview that ISIS has developed in the Sahel-Sahara region because of the conflict in Libya and in countries like Mali, that he said were unable to control their security situations.
He also reported that terrorist cells and terrorism are growing in the region, but also organized crime networks, drug trafficking, (and of) weapons and human beings. All of this… makes the Sahel region, in my opinion, a time bomb. It should be noted that the Sahel covers western and north-central Africa.