On the 22 July, four days before two men stormed the church of St Etienne-du-Rouvray, the Moroccan intelligence services had warned the French authorities of an imminent attack.
This was revealed yesterday by the magazine Marianne which explains that the Moroccan intelligence services had warned France of an “immediate threat” and provided a photo of one of the suspects, Abdel Malik Petitjean.
According to the alert sent to the French police by the Moroccan anti-terrorist unit:
The individual, whose photo appears below, is prepared to participate in a terrorist attack on French soil. He is already in France and could either act alone or with other people. The date, the target and the method are, currently, unknown. Investigations are being carried out in order to identify the target…
Although the French anti-terrorist units were on a state of alert, they could not prevent the two individuals from killing the priest, Jacques Hamel, and from seriously wounding another member of the congregation.
This is not the first time that the intelligence services have warned the French. Last November, Morocco had provided the location of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, one of the terrorists who attacked the Paris football stadium.
Translated from French
Source: Bladi Net
See also: “Algerian Intelligence had Warned the French” https://geostrategieblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/paris-attacks-algerian-intelligence-had-warned-the-french-2/