Morocco arrests eight over alleged ties with ISIL

An initial investigation pointed towards the men having ties with IS in Syria and Iraq, "recruiting and sending Moroccan volunteers" there.

Morocco arrests eight over alleged ties with ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk

Morocco has arrested eight men with alleged ties to ISIL active in the cities of Fez and Tangiers, the interior ministry said on Friday.

A rifle, ammunition "and documents inciting towards rebellion" were seized during the operation on Thursday, it said in a statement.

A study by the US-based Soufan Group said last December that at least 1,200 Moroccans had travelled to fight alongside IS in Iraq and Syria in the previous 18 months.

In 2011, a cafe bombing killed 17 people, mostly foreign tourists, in the central city of Marrakesh.

It was the deadliest attack in Morocco since Casablanca blasts in 2003 that killed 45 people, including 12 suicide bombers, and were claimed by militants.

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