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Europe fears return of jihadists to Morocco

Maghreb countries, including Morocco, are threatened by the return of jihadists still in Syria and Iraq. This is the concern of some European countries who fear that the Maghreb is not at all prepared to welcome them.

A report that has just been published by European analysts has detailed the danger of the radicalization of these fighters and their return to the Maghreb and some European countries, some of them holding dual nationality.

At the height of the so-called ISIS organization, more than 50,000 foreign fighters were among them, among them 7,000 are from the Maghreb including 5,000 in Iraq and Syria and 2,000 in Libya and some, probably a few thousand hold the dual nationality, reads in this report published by the Belgian analysis center Egmont and the German Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation.

The report believes that these jihadists could endanger the security of the Maghreb countries but also of the European Union, as was the case with the return of Afghan fighters in the 1980s.

According to the Arab Center for Scientific Research and Human Studies based in Rabat, the terrorist attacks that occurred in Casablanca in 2003 were attributed to the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM) established in Afghanistan in the late 1990s.

This fear is real in Morocco as in Europe and the security services are on the alert to ward off your threat and the news comes to remind us that this threat is constant in the kingdom since almost every month the services of the Central Office of forensic investigation (BCIJ) dismantle a terrorist cell across Morocco. The last one dates back only a few days to Tangier and before that in the region of Salé. Several people had been arrested and some were even ready to act.

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