Moroccan police thwart terrorist plot aimed at destabilising country

Moroccan security services succeeded in thwarting a dangerous terrorist plot aimed at destabilizing the country on Thursday. (AFP)
Updated 29 March 2018
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Moroccan police thwart terrorist plot aimed at destabilising country

RABAT: Moroccan security services succeeded in thwarting a dangerous terrorist plot aimed at destabilizing the country on Thursday, according to a statement from the Moroccan Ministry of Interior.
Security services dismantled a terror cell consisting of eight members between the ages of 21 and 31. The cell was operating in the cities of Oued Zem and Tangier and its members held extremist views in line with Daesh ideology.
The statement said that investigations revealed the suspects were searching for raw materials so that they could manufacture explosive devices and belts and carry out high level terrorist operations targeting sensitive sites in a number of cities in the country, thereby implementing the “subversive agenda of Daesh.”


US-led 2017 blitz on Syria’s Raqqa killed 1,600 civilians

Updated 25 April 2019
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US-led 2017 blitz on Syria’s Raqqa killed 1,600 civilians

  • The unprecedented investigation was led by Amnesty International and the Airwars monitoring group
  • It urged top coalition members to show more transparency and accountability

BEIRUT: Intensive US-led coalition bombardment on the Syrian city of Raqqa killed more than 1,600 civilians over four months in 2017, according to a report released on Thursday.
The unprecedented investigation, led by Amnesty International and the Airwars monitoring group, urged top coalition members to show more transparency and accountability.
“Many of the air bombardments were inaccurate and tens of thousands of artillery strikes were indiscriminate,” said Donatella Rovera, crisis response adviser at Amnesty.