Morocco’s intelligence community continues to make headway in EU countries with the latest case of a truck bomber being arrested in Germany.
According to international newswire reports, a German-Egyptian national suspected of planning terrorist attacks in Germany, including a truck bomb attack, was arrested after Moroccan security and intelligence services shared critical intel with their German counterparts regarding the individual, although it is unclear what the connection is with Morocco.
The suspect is a 29-year-old German of Egyptian origin named Tarik SS, who is believed to have lived in Duisburg. He was reportedly a veteran of the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq and had several terrorist plans he intended to carry out on German soil, including a bomb attack with a truck loaded with explosives.
According to corroborating information, the Moroccan security and intelligence services informed their German counterparts of the identity and profile of the alleged German-Egyptian terrorist suspect in September and October 2023, providing them with personal data, photos and contact details of the suspect. Based on this information, German police were able to arrest the suspect in Essen.
German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser is expected to visit Morocco the week beginning 30th October during which she is expected to meet her counterpart, Abdelouafi Laftit for talks on cooperation on migration, reports Reuters.
Middle East On Line/Reuters