Morocco Breaks Up ISIS Cell Before Massive Chemical Weapons Attack
Authorities in Morocco broke up an ISIS cell last Thursday before a planned chemical weapons attack.
ISIS was planning to use sulphur containing chemicals to create a fatally toxic gas in an explosion.
Four machine guns, thirteen tear gas bombs and significant quantities of ammunition were confiscated from the terror cell.
— TRACterrorism.org (@TRACterrorism) February 21, 2016
An Isis cell dismantled in Morocco was planning an attack involving chemical weapons, authorities in the country say.
Ten suspects were arrested in a raid on a safe house on Thursday. They had been planning a suicide attack for the following day, Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) Director Abdelhak Khiame told a press conference.
Six jars of sulphur-containing chemical fertilizer, which when heated can release a fatally toxic gas, were found during the raid.
Further chemicals which can create the tetanus toxin were recovered too, BCIJ’s risk management member M. Elarji told Huffington Post Maghreb.
The chemicals may have been put in the bombs in order to be disseminated on detonation.
Four machine guns, thirteen tear gas bombs and significant quantities of ammunition were also among the weapons seized, together with an Isis flag.
— RT (@RT_com) February 20, 2016