RABAT, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Morocco announced on Saturday the arrest of an Islamic State (IS) suspect with links to a recently busted terror cell in France.
Following the French security service's dismantling of an IS linked cell on Nov. 19, and on the basis of a detailed information from intelligence services, Moroccan security services arrested a dangerous IS member, who served as an intermediary between IS commanders and the cell, the Moroccan interior minister said in a statement.
France said late last month it had foiled a possible attack after detaining seven people, including some who had been in the ranks of IS in Syria.
The arrested man met IS emissaries at the border between Turkey and Syria to receive IS instructions, which were to be transmitted to one of the IS members arrested in France in November.
The suspect was supposed to travel to France via Germany using a forged passport, the ministry added.
According to the same source, the case will be moved to the prosecutor's office after authorities complete the investigation.