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A "terrorist network" active in several cities and linked to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was broken up, a Moroccan security official said. The leader of the "Mujahideen of Morocco," who has links to AQIM's network in other countries, was detained.
An estimated 40,000 Moroccans participated in a pro-Palestinian march in the capital of Rabat. The march was staged by Al-Adl Wal Ihsan, an Islamist group.
A terrorism court handed down sentences ranging from one to six years to 27 men accused of plotting terror attacks. The cell leader was identified as Hicham El Ba, and at least one member of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is among the group.
King Mohammed pardoned several Islamist leaders during the holiday to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed. Among those freed was Hassan Kettani, the ideological leader of Salafia Jihadia, which has carried out suicide attacks in Morocco.