Spanish police arrest 7 people in connection with jihadist cell'

Spanish police arrest 7 people in connection with jihadist cell'

- Spanish Officials say they have arrested 7 people linked to jihadist group, Islamic state

-The 7 are believed to have supported terrorist activities in Iraq and Syria

- Investigations are still underway

Spanish police arrest 7 people in connection with jihadist cell'

One of the arrested suspects with spanish police/Credit:BBC

Officials in Spain say, the Spanish police have arrested seven people with suspected links to so-called Islamic State (IS) and other jihadist groups.

The suspects were held in raids in the cities of Valencia and Alicante and in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta. Police say, they provided logistical support for terrorist activities in Iraq and Syria.

They say the alleged leader of the cell was also asked by IS to supply women for militants in the two countries. Among the four of those arrested are Spanish nationals of Jordanian, Moroccan and Syrian origin. Another two are Syrian and Moroccan citizens.

The authorities did not provide details about the seventh suspect. The investigation, which is still ongoing was launched in 2014 into what police describe as "foreign structures" of IS on Spanish soil.

 

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