Saturday, August 30, 2008

Al Qaeda Supporters/Members Arrested In Morocco

Morocco: Police 'Dismantle Terrorist Network' -- AKI-Adnkronos

Rabat, 29 August (AKI) - Police on Friday dismantled a "dangerous terrorist network" allegedly linked to Al-Qaeda and arrested 15 suspects who were planning attacks in the country, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported, quoting police sources.

The 15-member terrorist network called 'Fath Al Andalus' was in possession of chemicals and electronic equipment used to make explosives, police sources said, cited by MAP.

The alleged terrorist network was planning attacks in Morocco and had "established operational links with foreign extremists of the Al-Qaeda organisation," MAP quoted the sources as saying.

The network was present in several Moroccan cities, MAP reported, citing police.

Three months ago, Moroccan security services broke up another 11-member terrorist network in the northern city of Fez and in Nador in the northeast.

The network is believed to have links with groups sending volunteers to Iraq and to training camps run by Al-Qaeda's branch in North Africa.

My Comment: Moroccan security and intelligence services have been very successful in stopping terrorist attacks. Chalk up another successful bust.

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