(ab) Es Satty next moved to Vilanova i la Geltru town, in the province of Barcelona, sharing lodgings with the then head of a cell linked to the now-extinct GICM
. (ac) Es Satty was the focus of counterterrorism investigations but, unlike others he was associated with, never arrested.
At the same time, the Algerian domination of the AQIM network antagonized the Moroccan GICM
and the Tunisian GICT.
Moroccan Islamic "In the past, GICM
has been involved in narcotics
However, the increased popularity of Jama'a at-Tabligh, for instance, is much less of a worry than the flocking of dissatisfied Moroccans to illegal Islamist organizations such as the GICM
, Al-Adl wal-Ihsan, Al-Badil al-Hadari, and the Hizb al-Oumma, some of which are known to be violent.
Prosecutors accuse the 18 of membership to the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group, or GICM
, which is suspected in the Casablanca bombings that killed 45 people in 2003 and last year's train bombings that killed 191 people in Madrid.
When confronted by a reporter, Gerbouzi denied any link to the terrorists blamed for the Madrid attacks - the Group of Islamic Combatants of Morocco (GICM
) - or any other extremist groups.
Also known as Abu Elyas, Mejjatiis heads the extremist Moroccan Islamic group GICM
, which has links with al-Qaeda.
He founded the GICM
among Moroccan fighters in Osama Bin Laden's training camps in Afghanistan six years ago.
The Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM
) was believed to be behind the attacks.