Morocco says it has arrested two IS jihadists

Kashmiri demonstrators hold up a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in downtown Srinagar, India on July 18, 2014Morocco said on Friday it had arrested two Islamic State jihadists who had been planning to leave for IS training camps in Syria and Iraq to prepare attacks at home. The two, whose identities were not disclosed, “planned to receive military training” before taking action in Morocco, “under the Islamic State’s plans to expand its field of operations,” an interior ministry statement said. Morocco has announced the dismantling of around 20 “terrorist cells” in recent years, the most recent in mid-August, in cooperation with Spain.

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