Ongoing research into a dismantled terrorist cell revealed that its members had named themselves ‘Anṣār ad-Dawla al-Islāmiyya fīl-Maghrib al-Aqṣa’ (Supporters of the Islamic State in Morocco).
Research into the dismantled group, which it was active in Nador and Melilla to attract and recruit Moroccan militants with the intent of strengthening ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq and Iraq, indicated that its members had given themselves the name Supporters of the Islamic State in Morocco.
A statement from the Interior Ministry on Sunday explained that elements of this cell had “recently resolved to join the ranks of ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq and Syria, after making contact with Moroccan jihadists who are part of this terrorist organization and have vowed to return to the kingdom to undertake the same brutal and barbaric actions that they are perpetrating against Iraqi and Syrian soldiers, and anyone who stands in their way.”
However, in the wake of intensified airstrikes by coalition forces in parts of Iraq and Syria and the accompanying security restrictions on volunteers for jihad in this region, the statement adds, members of this cell decided to “join the so-called ‘Jund al-Khilafa’ (Soldiers of the Caliphate) in Algeria, which recently announced its allegiance to ‘Islamic State’ after taking responsibility for the execution of French hostage Hervé Gourdel in response to France’s decision to join the aforementioned coalition.”
The same source indicated that research shows that the members of this cell “intended to transport the experience of ‘Islamic State’ by spreading an atmosphere of terror and panic inside the kingdom, as apparent through their circulation of terrible images of the corpses of Iraqi and Syrian soldiers distributed by militants of this terrorist organization.”
The source confirmed that the suspects will be brought to justice immediately after the ongoing investigation, overseen by the competent public prosecutor.
Translated by Kevin Moore.
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Breaking: 14 soldiers killed in Ansar al-Sharia ambush in Wadi Hadramawt
8 August 2014
Hadramawt – Special Report:
Fourteen Yemeni soldiers lost their lives in an ambush carried out by Ansar al-Sharia this Friday evening in the city of al-Houta in Wadi Hadramawt, eastern Yemen.
An Ansar al-Sharia media correspondent in Wadi Hadramawt explained that the mujahideen spotted a bus carrying soldiers from the Yemeni Houthi army and stopped it along the main road in al-Houta “Houtat Shibam,” near the city of Seiyun, the capital of Wadi Hadramawt. He indicated that the mujahideen disembarked the soldiers and investigated them, confirming their affiliation with central military units in Seiyun from their military IDs.
The correspondent added: “After that, the mujahideen led them to the market where they delivered a speech to the audience, clarifying that the captured soldiers had participated in the most recent military campaign against Sunnis in Wadi Hadramawt; the mujahideen then decided to kill them as appropriate punishment for their crimes and for fighting in the Houthi army.”
It should be noted that the ambush came one day after Ansar al-Sharia’s raid of military and security headquarters and centres in the cities of Seiyun and al-Qoton in Wadi Hadramawt.
Translated by Kevin Moore.
Original statement available here.
The following is a statement released by jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST), in which they claim responsibility, through the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)-linked Uqba Bin Nafi Brigade, for the deaths of 14 Tunisian security forces in the Chaambi Mountains on 16 July 2014. Find the original statement here, shared via the group’s Twitter account. Continue reading
العريش – (د ب أ) – أكد مصدر أمني مصري مسؤول أن قوات الأمن تمكنت من اعتقال ثلاثة من العناصر المطلوبة لدى الأجهزة الأمنية مساء أمس الثلاثاء.
وأوضح المصدر لوكالة الأنباء الألمانية، أن أحد المعتقلين قيادي جهادي كبير تم ضبطه بالقرب من كمين الخروبة شرق العريش وأن الاثنين الآخرين تم ضبطهما واعتقالهما بمعرفة الأجهزة الأمنية في أماكن لم يفصح عنها. ولم يكشف المصدر عن أسماء المعتقلين أيضا لـ”دواع أمنية”.
وأضاف المصدر أنه تم نقل العناصر الثلاثة بالطائرة إلى القاهرة فور القبض عليهم للتحقيق معهم.
Egyptian Security arrested 3 Jihadists in Sinai
August 14 2013 03:54
Al-Arish – DBA – An official Egyptian security source confirmed that security forces arrested three security service individuals on Tuesday evening.
The source explained to the German News Agency that one of the arrested is a big jihadi leader who was arrested near Kharouba in East al-Arish in an ambush and the two others were arrested had security service IDs on them were arrested in undisclosed locations. The source also didn’t reveal “the names of the detained for security reasons.”
The source added that he moved the three individuals immediately by plane to Cairo for questioning.
Translated by Robert Forster