MADRID (Sputnik) — The Spanish police have detained a man in Spain's enclave of Ceuta in North Africa, who is suspected of having ties to Daesh.
According to the Interior Ministry, a 28-year-old Spanish citizen was recruiting terrorists and distributing extremist materials.
The man is believed to be directly linked to militants operating in Syria.
On August 18 and 19, Catalonia's cities of Barcelona and Cambrils faced van ramming attacks. A dozen people died and over 130 were hurt in the incidents treated by the local authorities as terrorist acts. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack.
Following the attack, Daesh released a video with threats to carry out new attacks targeting Spain.