Moroccan Intelligence Agency Helps In Timlely Neutralising Of A German-Egyptian Terrorist In Germany
Rabat, October 26 (TNA) Morocco's Direction Générale de la Surveillance du Territoire (DGST) warned German intelligence services in good time that a German-Egyptian Islamist extremist was preparing a major terrorist plot. Thanks to the vigilance of the Moroccan services, Germany was spared a carnage.
The Moroccan security services are reconfirming the efficiency for which they are renowned around the world. Once again, the DGST's recent alert to the German security services concerning Tarik S. S has prevented the worst from happening. On the basis of this alert, the German police were able to put this Islamist, who was active on the web from Duisburg where he lives, out of action. He was arrested on 24 October in Essen in western Germany.
According to information provided by the Moroccan security services to their German counterparts, this individual is a former Daech fighter and was planning to bring bloodshed to Germany in the name of this terrorist organisation. According to sources close to the case, the suspect was planning to carry out a number of attacks, including an attack using a ram truck in Germany.
As a reminder, last April the Director General of the DGST, Abdellatif Hammouchi, received in Rabat the Director of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Thomas Haldenwang, accompanied by his principal deputies in this intelligence service.
The two senior officials had agreed to strengthen bilateral relations between the security services of the two countries. This proactive action by the DGST proves that Morocco always keeps its word.