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23 Apr 2019 | 02:30 PM UTC

Morocco: Authorities dismantle suspected IS cell in Salé as of April 23

Morocco News Alert

Moroccan authorities dismantle suspected Islamic State (IS) cell in Salé, per reports April 23; similar operations possible over the coming weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Casablanca). COUNTRY/REGION Salé

Event

On Tuesday, April 23, Moroccan authorities announced that they had dismantled a suspected Islamic State (IS) cell in Salé, arresting six people allegedly seeking to commit "terrorist acts." Electronics, knives, and extremist literature were reportedly seized in the operation.

Similar counterterrorism operations are possible in Morocco over the coming weeks.

Context

Morocco has a persistent low-level threat of terrorism. In 2017, 17 people died in the bombing of a popular market in Marrakesh.

Advice

Individuals in Morocco are advised to remain vigilant for militant and criminal behavior, report any suspicious behavior or objects to the authorities, and adhere to all instructions and advice issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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