Morocco arrests six suspected Daesh militants

A Moroccan policeman stands guard at the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation office in Sale, in this March 23, 2015 file photo. (Reuters)
Updated 24 October 2017
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Morocco arrests six suspected Daesh militants

RABAT: Moroccan authorities said on Monday they had arrested six suspected Daesh militants who had been planning attacks.
The arrested belonged to a group linked to Daesh that was dismantled this month which had been active in eight towns and cities and which had planned terrorist operations, an official statement said.
One of the six arrested was an expert in explosives, the statement said. Eleven other militants had already been arrested earlier this month.
Moroccan authorities say they have dismantled dozens of jihadist cells since 2002, including about 50 with alleged links to Daesh.


Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry

Updated 24 September 2018
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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry

GAZA CITY: Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in fresh clashes on the Gaza border Sunday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.
Imad Ishtawi, 21, was shot in the head, the ministry said, as Palestinians again gathered along the border east of Gaza City late Sunday in the latest in months of often violent demonstrations.
The strip’s rulers Hamas had been rumored to be seeking a lasting truce with Israel but the indirect talks have seemingly stalled, with protests subsequently increasing in number.
In recent weeks the demonstrations, which typically involve burning tires and throwing stones, have also taken place at night, though with far smaller numbers than the regular Friday daytime gatherings.
At least 186 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the protests began on March 30.
One Israeli soldier was killed by a Palestinian sniper.
Israel has maintained a crippling blockade of Gaza for more than a decade it says is necessary to isolate Hamas.