As part of efforts to deal with terrorist threats linked to the so-called "Islamic State" organization, the Central Bureau of Judiciary Investigations (BCIJ) dismantled, on Friday, a terrorist cell made up of five people, including a former detainee under the anti-terrorism law, who were operating in the city of Safi, says Morocco's interior ministry.
This operation resulted in the seizure of electronic devices, knives and extremist manuscripts, the ministry points out in a statement, adding that the suspects, aged between 21 and 36, had pledged allegiance to "Daesh", and planned to join this terrorist group on the Syrian-Iraqi war-torn region, in coordination with one of its members on the ground.
They also expressed their readiness to adhere to ISIS destructive agenda in order to attack the security and stability of the Kingdom.
They were remanded in custody as part of the investigation conducted under the supervision of the competent prosecutor, the statement notes.
Source: National News Agency