Morocco Arrests 6 ISIS-linked Militants

Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 - 18:00
Asharq Al-Awsat

Moroccan authorities said Tuesday they had arrested seven militants with links to ISIS.

An initial group of six suspects, aged between 22 and 28, were "supporters" of ISIS and suspected of planning "terrorist acts", the central bureau of investigations said in a statement.

They were arrested in the coastal town of Sale, near Rabat, in a raid led by the bureau's anti-terrorism squad.

Electronic devices, bladed weapons and "extremist" documents, were found during the raid, it said.

Investigators later said a seventh person had been arrested in the Western Sahara town of Dakhla on suspicion of links with the Sale detainees.

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