Turkish authorities intercept Moroccan Islamic State-linked terror suspect
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Turkey has announced the arrest of 100 suspects across the country with alleged links to ISIS.
Anadolu Agency quoted security sources, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, including a Moroccan before New Year’s Eve.
The security operation resulted in the arrest of 30 Iraqi citizens, 2 Syrians, and a Moroccan. Police arrested the suspects on Monday, December 30.
Police across Turkey arrested other suspects for their alleged involvement with ISIS.
The arrests are part of the country’s efforts to combat terrorism. Earlier this month, Turkey announced the deportation of a terror suspect back to Morocco as part of its strategy to repatriate all suspects with terror links.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced that law enforcement forces have deported 7,500 members with links to ISIS to their countries.
ISIS fighters face sentences ranging from 10 to 20 years in prison.
Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) announced earlier this year that more than 740 Moroccan ISIS fighters died in conflict zones, including 657 in Syria.
The DGSN emphasized that 1,659 Moroccan fighters were operating in the Syrian-Iraqi conflict zones.
The number of returnees from conflict zones reached 260 people.
To face threats, Morocco introduced in 2018 the “moussalaha” (reconciliation program), seeking to reintegrate prisoners into society.
Source: Morocco World News