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Imlil Murders: New revelations about the culprits (Exclusive)

Five months after the murder of two Scandinavian tourists in the Imlil region, a source from Daily Morocco revealed new evidence about the 24 individuals prosecuted in this case.

We learn that each of the accused bears a nickname such as Abu Bakr, Abu Musaab, Abu Safwan, Abu Karchi, Abu Salsabil, Abu Dajana, Assamki … These are “Nicknames” borrowed for security reasons so as not to to spot.

The same source said that all the individuals arrested in the case that shook the Al Haouz region come from poor families, stressing that they work, for the most part, in carpentry, crafts or even trade.

Moreover, the leader of this cell has already been arrested in a terrorist case and was released in 2015. This arrest did not serve as a lesson since he continued his extremist activities by attracting more young people in his nets.

Our source also indicated that the mis en cause are from Marrakech, Casablanca, Agadir, Sefrou, El Jadida, Chtouka Ait Baha, Essaouira, Ait Melloul, Chichaoua, Taounate and Safi.

The bodies of two foreign tourists, one from Norway and the other from Denmark, who were showing signs of stabbing at the neck, were found last December in an unsupervised mountainous region, 10 km from the Imlil center, in the province of El Haouz, towards the summit of Mount Toubkal, was learned from the local authorities of the province of El Haouz.

The 24 defendants, including a national with dual Swiss and Spanish nationality, are prosecuted for “forming a band to prepare and commit terrorist acts, the life of persons with premeditation, possession of firearms and attempt explosive manufacturing in violation of the law as part of a collective project aimed at causing serious harm to public order”.

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