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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.




Moroccan government dismantled 'Ansar al Sharia' terrorist cell

The Moroccan Interior Ministry announced earlier this month that it had disrupted planned terrorist attacks by an organization calling itself Ansar al Sharia in the Islamic Maghreb. The group allegedly sought the support of al Qaeda's allies in northern Mali, and reportedly partnered with an unnamed Egyptian from the Sinai.


Morocco gives boot to four Swedish 'reporters'




Security forces arrested nine "terrorists" in the Rif mountains who were establishing a training camp and explosives factory. Al Qaeda's black banner was seized during the raid.




Tunisia Jews: A tiny community hanging on - and cooking




Muslim militants shifting focus to North Africa: Tunisia leader




US braces for more violence from anti-Muslim film




Anti-Islam film protests spread across Middle East




African jihadists killed in fighting in Syria




Thami Najim, a citizen of Denmark and Morocco, was sentenced to only 10 months in prison on terrorism charges. He and two other suspects were arrested in February for planning terror attacks against the Moroccan state. He is said to be a webmaster and IT provider for the Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir. Morocco refused to extradite him to Denmark.




In Syria, group suspected of al-Qaeda links gaining prominence in war to topple Assad




Sahel security threats worry Moroccans




Spain arrests 3 al Qaeda suspects

Spanish authorities announced the arrests of three suspected al Qaeda operatives who had allegedly amassed enough explosives to destroy a bus, or do even more damage.


Webster Commission gets 2004 Madrid train bombings wrong




Morocco: Country eyes first Islamic bank




Mysterious fatal crash provides rare glimpse of US commandos in Mali


 
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