The operation took place in the Catalan region in the northeast of Spain and two Moroccan men aged 32 and 42 arrested in Barcelona, while a 24-year-old woman was detained in the nearby town of Granollers accused of publishing extremist material over the internet with the aim of attracting recruits for Daesh.

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The woman was thought to be Spanish by birth, but had undergone a process of radicalization and was preparing to join the militants in Syria.

All three were arrested by Spanish Civil Guards under the direction of a Judge in Barcelona and investigations continue as police try to discover the extent of the recruitment network.

This is the second operation against a Daesh recruitment network following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris which claimed 130 lives. Earlier this week a Moroccan man was detained for threatening to plant bombs in Madrid and Barcelona and for attempting to recruit for the militants inside Segovia prison, where he was serving a sentence for domestic violence.

Saturday’s operation brought the total of people arrested in Spain for forming part of militants recruitment networks in 2015 to 68. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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