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    The arrest by the Spanish police comes amid a series of terrorist attacks claimed by Daesh in different parts of Europe.

    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.

    In June 2015, after a series of terror attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, Spain introduced the fourth level (out of five) of a terrorist threat in the country. Since then, 208 individuals suspected of terrorist activity have been detained.

    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.


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