Rabat - Two Moroccans were arrested on Tuesday in Spain in connection with recruiting for terror group the Islamic State. They are accused of using the internet to help the Islamic State (IS) in their recruitment effort.
Rabat – Two Moroccans were arrested on Tuesday in Spain in connection with recruiting for terror group the Islamic State. They are accused of using the internet to help the Islamic State (IS) in their recruitment effort.
The two Moroccans were arrested in Cornella del LIobregat (Barcelona suburb) following an eight-month investigation, the Spanish Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by Spanish media.
“The two were responsible for a cell based in Spain dedicated to the compilation and distribution of a terrorist nature which praised and advocated for the jihadist terrorist group Daesh. The two men “ensnared, radicalized and indoctrinated new militants to serve the organization in the future,” the statement added.
The Moroccan pair is also accused of organizing closed-door meetings in homes and at a mosque with “the sole goal of impregnating terrorist ideals in future militants,” the Ministry said.
Spain conducted a string of operations in recent months against jihadist recruitment networks operating in the country.
Last month, Spanish police arrested 11 people with suspected links to the Islamic State. In March, four members of the same family were arrested with links to a network recruiting wannabe jihadists to go to Syria.