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    Spanish police escort a woman suspected of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State in Granollers, near Barcelona, in this handout picture from the Spanish Interior Ministry received November 28, 2015. Spain said it arrested three people on Saturday suspected of recruiting fighters for Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    Spanish Police Arrest Moroccan Planning to Join Daesh in Syria

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    Spanish security services 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, according to the statement of the Spanish Interior Ministry.

    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.

    The statement added that the detained Moroccan is broadly accused of spreading 'radical' ideas among people he communicated with and recruiting those willing to go to Syria.

    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.


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