Spain: jihadist cell dismantled between Spain and Morocco

14 March, 13:50

    (ANSAmed) - MADRID, MARCH 14 - Seven people belonging to a cell that sent jihadists to the war in Syria and in other conflict zones were arrested in Melilla, Malaga and Morocco by agents of the general intelligence commissioner of the Spanish police and Moroccan security services.

    The news came from interior ministry sources.

    Three of the arrests were conducted in the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Morocco, one in Malaga and three in Moroccan territory. A number of the members of the cell, said to be "the most important one tasked with sending fighters," had been members of terrorist organizations linked to al-Qaeda.

    Spain continues to be a non-active base for Islamic fundamentalists, according to police reports cited by the media.

    From the end of 2013, at least 30 fighters are reported to have left the peninsula to go fight in the Syrian war. (ANSAmed).

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