10 ARRESTED FOR RECRUITING JIHADISTS
All 10 allegedly formed part of a “very important recruitment platform” also dedicated to the indoctrination, radicalization and transport of individuals to jihadi combat zones, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said.
Four of the suspects, two men and two women, were arrested in Spain, with raids taking place in Badalona, Toledo and Valencia. The other six arrests were made in, Morocco in the western coastal city of Casablanca the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
The women arrested in Spain were both Moroccans, while one of the men was a Spanish national of Moroccan decent and the other a Portuguese citizen converted to Islam. All are suspected of recruiting people to fight in Syria and Iraq, the statement says.
The minister said there was also evidence the group had specialized in recruiting women for transport to areas controlled by ISIS.
The Investigators seized a considerable amount of computer equipment and data which is being analyzed, the ministry statement said.
The Spanish police arrested, on Saturday 09/05/2015, an 18-year-old Moroccan woman accused of preparing to travel to Syria to join the jihadist group Islamic State (ISIS). She was the latest in a series of suspected ISIS sympathisers detained in Spain since last year over security concerns. Police said she was suspected of recruiting other women via the Internet. It is most likely that here investigation led to the latest arrests.
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