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Maghreb youth answer al-Qaeda call

Local sources said Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag Ghaly, along with the group's spokesman and four senior operatives, has taken refuge in Morocco until the Malian military intervention is over. Ghaly reportedly sought asylum in Mauritania in late January.

The Justice Committee in the Chamber of Representatives adopted a draft law that makes financing of terrorism a criminal offense. The law will apply to acts of terrorism outside as well as within Morocco and to plans that are not executed as well as those that are.

Youth apathy fuels Morocco extremism

Morocco's ruling Islamists target risky reforms

Global experts tackle Sahel security

Washington casts wary eye at Muslim Brotherhood

Mali Army, Riding US Hopes, Is Proving No Match for Militants

Authorities broke up an al Qaeda recruitment cell with members in Fnideq, Tangier, Al Hoceima, and Meknes. The cell had recruited over 40 Moroccans for jihad with al Qaeda-linked groups; recruits were given military and suicide bomber training. It is the fifth jihadist group dismantled in Morocco over the past several months.

Terror Threat Prompts US Rethink on Africa

Terror risk persists in North Africa, survey shows

Several jihadists recruitment cells dismantled in the Maghreb

A court in Rabat arraigned 12 members of a cell dismantled in December that recruited Moroccans for al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. The cell, based in Fez, included a man who had been extradited from Algeria in 2005 for trying to join the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat.

More on Ansar al Sharia in Morocco

Alabama terror case could hinge on relationships

Maghreb countries boost border security

Ansar al Sharia Morocco does not hide 'sympathy' for AQIM

Moroccans Fear That Flickers of Democracy Are Fading

A terrorist cell dismantled on Nov. 24 was found to have recruited fighters for Libya as well as for Mali; al Qaeda facilitated the fighters' travel through the Algerian-Moroccan border to the Sahel region. The influx of Islamist fighters in the Sahel includes Tunisians, Libyans, Europeans, Sudanese, Pakistanis, and a number of Mauritanians, among others.

Police broke up an al Qaeda cell that was recruiting fighters and smuggling them across the Algerian border into Mali, where they would join either Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb or the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO). One of the arrested men was a Moroccan sent back from Mali to conduct sabotage in Morocco.