Ten people suspected of trying to recruit fighters on behalf of the Islamic state group were arrested in Spain and Morocco, said the Spanish Ministry of the Interior on Sunday.
The ten suspects were arrested during an operation conducted jointly by the intelligence services of Morocco and the Spanish police, in the Spanish cities of Toledo (center), Badalona (northeast), Xeraco (is) as well as Casablanca (northwestern Morocco), “in recent times” the ministry said in a statement.
The suspects were part of “a network of recruitment, indoctrination and sending foreign fighters troops Daech terrorist organization (acronym EI) in regions Syria and Iraq under its control, “the statement added.
The last anti-terrorist operation conducted jointly by Madrid and Rabat dates back to August 25, and had led to the arrest of 14 alleged recruiters. Over a hundred of Spaniards (116 to 5 July) have joined the ranks of jihadist groups in Iraq or in Syria.
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