Cablegate: Visas Viper for May 2008 Reporting Period
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DEPARTMENT FOR INR/TIPOFF AND CA/VO/L/C
E.O. 12958: N/A
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SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER FOR MAY 2008 REPORTING PERIOD
1. Members of the Embassy Rabat and Consulate General Casablanca
joint Visas Viper Committee met June 2, 2008. The meeting was
chaired by the DCM and was attended by ACG, RAO, LEGATT, DHS, DAO,
RSO, POL, ECON and PD.
2. Discussion centered on a recently uncovered terror network
accused of plotting attacks in Morocco and Belgium, and of
recruiting insurgents for Iraq.
3. Legatt has identified the following eleven arrested members of
the network. All are Moroccan males.
ATTALBIOUI, Mohamed born May 4, 1982 in Temsaman.
BARGHOUTI, Hassan born October 5, 1970 in Tafersit.
BENALI, Lahbib born June 26, 1981 in Nador.
BENZERFA, Houssain born September 4, 1983 in Nador.
BOULAAJAJ, Mohamed born July 23, 1981 in Beni Sidel.
DOUDOUCH, Hafid born February 25, 1980 in Metalsa.
EL BOUAZZATI, Abdelilah born January 6, 1983 in Nador.
EL BOUAZZATI, Ali born June 16, 1985 in Nador.
EL MAKDADI, Bouazza born November 24, 1966 in Ferkhana.
GUENNOUN, Marouan born October 11, 1984 in Beni-Nsar.
OULAD MANSSOUR, Khalid born July 25, 1985 in Nador.
4. The Mission's Visas Viper Coordinator is Consular Chief Miguel