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2011-09-25

Morocco dismantles AQIM terror cell

Moroccan police dismantled the "Al Battar" terror cell, MAP reported on Friday (September 23rd). "The members of this terrorist cell planned to join the camps of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) outside of Morocco to receive military training before returning to the kingdom to commit criminal acts against the security services and Western interests," the interior ministry said in a statement on Friday.

The alleged cell leader was active in the online jihadist community and was in touch with Islamist organisations in Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya and Iraq, the ministry said.

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