onsdag, september 23, 2009

Svenskkopplingar igen i Marocko?

24 personer anhölls idag i Marocko, enligt myndigheterna för att de utgjorde ett nätverk för att värva jihadister till Irak. Enligt nyhetsrapporteringen fanns det bland de anhållna kontakter till Sverige.

NY Times/Reuters

Morocco's security services have broken up a militant network that sent volunteers to carry out suicide bombings for al Qaeda in Iraq, and arrested 24 of its members, the official news agency MAP reported Wednesday.

The group was working with militants in Sweden, Belgium, Syria and Iraq and was recruiting candidates to join al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan and Somalia, MAP quoted the Interior Ministry as saying in a statement.

It said the network had sent 20 volunteers to Iraq and was in the process of recruiting 10 more Moroccan Islamists.

The group was also planning large attacks in Morocco and intended to meet al Qaeda members to learn from their bomb-making expertise, MAP said.

It said members of the group were arrested in several towns and were still being questioned. It did no specify when the arrests took place or whether those detained had been charged.
AFP ligger kanske närmare bakgrunden till den möjligen lösa Sverigekopplingen:
On September 2, the court in Sale postponed to early October a hearing into another case involving 43 people charged under anti-terrorist legislation and suspected of links with Al-Qaeda in the Islmaic Maghreb.