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Girls guilty of terror charges

A court in Morocco has sentenced two teenage girls to five years in a correctional centre for plotting terrorist attacks. The 14-year-old twin sisters were accused of planning suicide attacks on the Moroccan parliament, on a supermarket selling alcohol and against the royal family. A third teenage girl was acquitted of any involvement in the offences. The three girls were arrested early this month and accused of conspiracy along with 18 adult accomplices. Defence lawyers said the twins had admitted planning the attacks. But the lawyers pleaded for leniency, saying the girls had grown up in a difficult social environment and had been exploited by adult accomplices. The case is the latest of a series of trials of suspected Islamist militants that have taken place since May’s suicide bombings in Casablanca. Full Story

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