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Morocco dismantles Daesh cell

Moroccan police dismantled on Friday a terrorist cell consisting of six fighters suspected of supporting Daesh.

Morocco's Interior Ministry said in a statement that "the six fighters are active in the city of Beni Mellal, in the centre of the country, and are suspected of belonging to [Daesh]".

The statement explained that the cell was preparing to carry out terrorist operations targeting sensitive locations across the country. It added that electronic devices, books and Daesh publications were seized, in addition to a number of weapons.

The suspects will face court as soon as investigations are completed, under the supervision of the public prosecution.

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