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Morocco dismantles four-member pro-ISIS terror cell

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The Central Bureau for Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) dismantled on Tuesday a pro-ISIS terror cell of four people aged between 25 and 40, who were operating in the region of El Haouz, near Marrakech.

This security operation led to the discovery of a farm in the town of Ourika belonging to the family of one of the cell's members, where chemical residues, suspicious liquids and equipment used in the manufacture of explosive devices were seized, in addition to electronic equipment, bladed weapons, sums of money and a motorcycle, the BCIJ said in a statement.

Initial investigations reveal that the leader of this terrorist cell has recruited and mentored the members of his group and had suspicious links to individuals operating abroad with the aim of preparing and carrying out terrorist acts in the Kingdom through the use of explosive devices as part of ISIS’s destructive agenda, the source added.

The suspects will be brought to justice upon the completion of the investigation which is led under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor's office.

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