Morocco dismantles terrorist cell with US intelligence services’ help

Security forces arrest four suspected terrorists in Oujda who swore allegiance to Islamic State group.

RABAT – Morocco’s security forces dismantled on Thursday a suspected terrorist cell affiliated with the Islamic State group in the northeastern city of Oujda.

The FBI-like Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) arrested four extremists aged between 24 and 28 who swore allegiance to the IS as part of its ongoing fight against terrorist threats in the North African kingdom.

The operation was the fruit of advanced cooperation and partnership that binds the Moroccan and US intelligence services in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

The anti-terror police seized four passports and 5,000 euros at the house of the alleged leader of the terrorist cell.