10 ISIS recruiters arrested in Morocco, Spain: Official

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Spanish police arrest an 18-year-old Moroccan woman suspected of recruiting other women via the Internet to the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), in Gandia on September 5, 2015. (AFP)

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DUHOK – Spanish and Moroccan authorities arrested Sunday 10 suspects for links with the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS), Spain’s interior ministry said. 

 The suspects were captured for recruiting fighters to join the ranks of the ISIS extremist group in Syria and Iraq. 

Spain’s interior ministry said in a statement that the suspects were detained in the Spanish cities of Toledo and Badalona, and the Moroccan city of Casablanca.

“Those arrested belong to a network of people that recruited, indoctrinated and sent foreign fighters to join Daesh (ISIS),” the ministry said on Sunday. 

Several European and North African countries have increased security measures to prevent citizens from joining the ISIS radical group. 

Spain had earlier arrested dozens of ISIS-linked jihadists. In September, the Spanish authorities revealed the arrest of 71 militants. 

Reporting by: Eyaz Ciziri 

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