The possible involvement of a in Morocco, living in the Swiss in the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS) has the Department of foreign Affairs (FDFA) in Bern. Switzerland is taking the case "very seriously", say it in a response to the arrest of the man on Saturday in Marrakech. The Moroccan investigative authorities see a connection to the murder of two tourists from Scandinavia.
The man with the Swiss-Spanish double nationality was influenced by extremist ideology and have taught persons in connection with the murder of a Norwegian and a Dane of mid-December, in the use of the latest communication technologies and in dealing with firearms, it was said on Saturday by the Central Bureau of Investigation BCIJ in Morocco.
investigations had revealed that the Arrested had been involved in the recruitment of Moroccans and citizens of African countries South of the Sahara, to carry out terrorist plans in Morocco, left the Department for the fight against terrorism in the country, more announced.
Bern offers cooperation to
Switzerland wants to cooperate in the investigation closely with the affected countries. "The competent Federal authorities are in close contact with each other and with the Moroccan, Spanish, Danish and Norwegian authorities. Coordinate efforts to be able to their foreign partners with the necessary support to offer," said a notice from the EDA from the Sunday. The Swiss Ambassador in Morocco have cancelled his holiday in Switzerland and return to Rabat to return, writes EDA spokesman George Farago.
The two Scandinavian Backpack tourists, had been beheaded in the middle of December. The bodies of 24-year-old Dane, and her four years older Norwegian friend were on 17. December found in a secluded area of the Atlas mountains.
the terrorist militia Islamic state
so Far, 18 people because of suspected ties to the fact. The four main suspects in the case were adopted in Marrakech. The men had according to the Prosecutor, the so-called Islamic state (IS) sworn Allegiance to. Apparently, they had no direct contact with the leadership of the Sunni fanatics in Syria and in Iraq.
a Few days after the murder of the two Scandinavians, people to commemorate gathered in several Moroccan cities. Alone in the capital, Rabat arrived at the 22. December, several Hundred people in front of the embassies of Denmark and Norway.
Created: 30.12.2018, 17:59 PM