Morocco arrests 5 suspected of setting up IS training camp

AP News
Posted: Nov 04, 2016 7:20 AM

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's Interior Ministry says it has arrested five people suspected of ties with the Islamic State and of plans to carry out attacks.

The five were arrested in the northern city of Tetouan and were in the process of preparing a military training camp in a local forest, according to a statement Friday from the ministry.

Morocco has dismantled more than 30 suspected terrorist cells this past year, including one cell targeted recently comprised of 10 women, including minors.

The country is ramping up security as it prepares to host U.N. climate talks in Marrakech beginning Monday, where world diplomats and some world leaders will gather for meetings on last year's Paris Agreement to fight global warming.