MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Spanish security services detained a Moroccan who is accused of intending to join the Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh in the Arab world) in Syria, the Spanish Interior Ministry announced Tuesday.
"Agents of the Civil Guard… this morning have arrested a 32-year-old Moroccan citizen, resident in Pamplona, who had begun preparations to travel to Syria with the intention of joining the ranks of Daesh," the ministry said in a statement.
Daesh is a violent extremist group that controls large areas of Syria and Iraq. It is notorious for its many human rights atrocities. Recruiting followers online, the religious fundamentalist group has been decreed a terrorist organization in many nations, including Russia and the United States, and membership or association with the group or their affiliates is against the law.