Man arrested for links to al-Qaida

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29 June 2007, MADRID (AP) - Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man on suspicion of recruiting volunteers for al-Qaida's north Africa affiliate, authorities said Friday.

29 June 2007

MADRID (AP) - Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man on suspicion of recruiting volunteers for al-Qaida's north Africa affiliate, authorities said Friday.

Abdellatif Zehraoui, 29, was detained in the town of Santa Coloma de Gramanet, on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Barcelona, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Zehraoui is allegedly part of a terror recruitment cell that was broken up earlier this week in Barcelona, the ministry said. Three other people were arrested Tuesday - Mohamed Laksir, 23, Mohamed Akazim, 32, and Moulay Lahoucine Miftah Idrissi, 27.

The four men allegedly recruited volunteers for training in terror activities in Africa's dry Sahel region, south of the Sahara Desert for Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa, formerly known as the GSPC.

A court ordered them to remain in custody until their next court appearance. It was not immediately clear when that will be.

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