Seven Arrested In Spain For Ties To Islamic State

Seven Arrested In Spain For Ties To Islamic State

Spanish authorities arrested seven suspected members of a jihadi cell believed to have ties to the Islamic State and Al-Nusra terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, Fox News Latino reports

Four of those arrested have Spanish nationality but ancestry in Syria, Jordan or Morocco. Two others have Syrian or Moroccan nationality, and the details of one have yet to be released.

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Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said the cell sent arms, bomb-making materials and electronic equipment disguised as humanitarian shipments to Syria and Iraq. A police statement added that the "well-organized" cell spanned three cities. In addition to running arms shipments and laundering money for the Islamic State, the cell had been tasked with finding women for combatants in Syria and Iraq. 

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All seven men have been taken to Madrid for a court hearing, RT reports. Police say they've been investigating the men since 2014, though no arrests had been made until Sunday morning.