Moroccan security and intelligence services have played a crucial role in helping German police prevent a potential terrorist plot in Germany.
Morocco’s General Directorate of National Territorial Surveillance (DGST) shared crucial information with German authorities, allowing them to locate and arrest a German-Egyptian national suspected of planning terrorist attacks.
The suspect in question, a 29-year-old German of Egyptian origin named Tarik SS, had reportedly lived in Duisburg, a city in Western Germany.
He was reportedly a known veteran of the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq.
German authorities suspected him of planning several attacks on German soil, including a truck bomb attack.
Over the past two months, the Moroccan intelligence agency shared important information with their German counterparts regarding the suspect, including his identity, profile, personal data, photos, and contact details.
The information helped German law enforcement locate and apprehend the suspect in the city of Essen.
The DGST, known for its counterterrorism efforts, has previously thwarted numerous terrorist plans in Morocco, as well as beyond the country’s borders.
Moroccan authorities arrested four ISIS-affiliated individuals earlier this month for their suspected involvement in the preparation of terrorist operations.
In January of this year, Moroccan and Spanish authorities teamed up to dismantle a terrorist cell active in both countries.
In addition, Morocco has established solid security cooperations with several countries.
German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser is set to visit Morocco next week to meet with her Moroccan counterpart, Abdelouafi Laftit with the aim of enhancing collaboration in the areas of securityand migration.
Source: Morocco World News