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BCIJ: Dismantling of a terrorist cell in Safi

As part of efforts to address the terrorist threats related to the so-called “Islamic State” organization, the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) under the Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) was successful on Friday, to dismantle a terrorist cell composed of five extremists, including a former detainee under the anti-terrorist law, bustling in the city of Safi, says the Interior Ministry.

The operation resulted in the seizure of electronic devices, knives and extremist manuscripts, the ministry said in a statement, adding that the follow-up revealed that the suspects, between the ages of 21 and 36, had sworn allegiance to “Daesh” and planned to join the ranks of this terrorist group on the Syrian-Iraqi scene, in coordination with one of its members on the ground, before expressing their willingness to adhere to its destructive agenda in order to attack the security and stability of the Kingdom.

One of the defendants tried, during his presence in a sub-Saharan country, to obtain a recommendation to join one of the groups affiliated with “Daesh” active in the Sahel region, according to the same source.

The defendants were placed in police custody as part of the investigation conducted under the supervision of the competent prosecutor’s office, the statement said.

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