By Lery Hiciano
By Lery Hiciano
Rabat – Spanish police arrested on Tuesday two Moroccan on charges of terrorism.
The Spanish Minister of the Interior, Juan Ignacio Zoido, has stated that the two men were “in a dangerous advanced process of radicalization.” The Minister also added that on behalf of terrorist group Daesh, “they repeatedly accessed and viewed material for the purposes of self-training, which allowed them to become ‘inghimasi’ combatants.”
The two men, aged 43 and 22, have not yet had their identities released by Spanish authorities.
According to the Minister, the Moroccan men “made up a cell specially trained at carrying out ‘cyber-Jihad’.”
Investigators have told Spanish media that the 43 year old, who was the primary target of the operation, had been “continuously and incessantly” accessing over 100 websites dedicated to self-training for the purposes of Daesh.
Moreover, it was his limited presence online except for on these websites which directly led to the detention of his accomplice, with whom he “shared his radical ideas online.”
Inghimasi are those who are prepared to carry out attacks on European soil, “following the modus operandi already used in cities in the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or France via suicide attacks or the manufacturing of homemade explosives.”
The detention of these men comes as Spain maintains its terrorist threat level at 4, the second-highest level. It has been at this level since June 2015, and since then 164 people within the country have been detained on suspicions of terrorism.