Morocco convicts 14 on terror charges

January 8, 2010 12:00 am

, RABAT, Jan 8 – A Moroccan court on Thursday sentenced 14 members of a suspected terror cell to prison terms of four to 15 years for planning attacks against tourist and government targets.

Prosecutors had alleged that the group known as Fath Al Andalous (Conquest of Andalusia) was well advanced in planning attacks on tourist sites in the southern city of Agadir and a military barracks in Laayoune.

Police sources said the group had gained access to chemicals and electronics used in bombs.

The group\’s name refers to the expulsion of Muslims from southern Spain at the end of the 15th century.


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