BCIJ: Dismantling of Terrorist Cell Affiliated with Daesh 

The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) carried out on May 29, based on accurate information provided by the services of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), the dismantling of a terrorist cell affiliated to the terrorist organization “Daesh” operating in Tangier, as part of the ongoing counter-terrorism efforts.  

The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) reported that the cell, which includes three people aged between 31 and 40, was preparing to execute a series of dangerous terrorist projects aimed at disturbing the security and stability of the Kingdom.

Preliminary investigation indicated that the defendants, who professed their allegiance to the terrorist organization Daesh,  were preparing to carry out destructive projects targeting vital and security installations, after being actively involved in the material preparation of their projects and the acquisition of information on the manufacture of explosives.

The investigation also revealed that the suspects had attempted to forge links with other terrorist elements operating outside the Kingdom, to coordinate with them to join one of the sections of Daesh, particularly in the Sahel and Sahara region, immediately following the execution of the terrorist plans they intended to perpetrate in the Kingdom.

The Central Bureau (BCIJ) underlined that the suspects were taken into custody for further judicial investigation, under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office on terrorism, to disclose all the terrorist plans, ramifications, and possible links of this cell, which demonstrates once again the proliferation of terrorist dangers threatening the Kingdom, in the face of the determination of those imbued with extremist theses to respond to the subversive calls emanating from the terrorist organization Daesh.

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