The Central Bureau for Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) dismantled, on Wednesday in coordination avec the Spanish police, a pro-ISIS terror cell of four people aged between 24 and 39. This security operation, which was conducted as part of cooperation between Spanish and Moroccan security services, led to the arrest of 3 people who were operating in the region of Farkhana and Beni Nsar (Nador), including the brother of a fighter present in Iraq and Syria, BCIJ said in a statement.
The cell’s leader was arrested simultaneously in the suburbs of Madrid, it added. Initial investigations reveal the cell’s members adhered to propaganda campaigns praising ISIS bloody acts, while multiplying calls for revenge in retaliation for the death of the so-called “caliph” of this terrorist organization.
The cell’s members held meetings to monitor the current situation in Syria and Iraq and plan terrorist operations in response to calls from ISIS leaders, the source pointed out. This operation led to the seizure of electronic devices, mobile phones, hoods as well as books and manuscripts promoting extremist ideology.
This joint security operation took place at a time when the terrorist threat, which stalks the two Kingdom, continues to grow, as the ISIS supporters expand their activities outside the areas of tension.
The suspects will be brought to justice upon the completion of the investigation which is led under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office.