Police arrest 16 for recruiting for Iraqi insurgency
19 December 2005, MADRID — Police have arrested 16 people suspected of recruiting fighters for the insurgency in Iraq in a series of raids at cities across Spain.
19 December 2005
MADRID — Police have arrested 16 people suspected of recruiting fighters for the insurgency in Iraq in a series of raids at cities across Spain.
They are suspected of having "recruited and indoctrinated mujaheedeen for missions in Iraq," said a police spokesman.
The suspects were detained overnight in the cities of Lerida, Malaga, Nerja, Seville and on the Balearic islands.
Police were searching the premises at which the suspects were detained, said the spokesman, adding that about 100 police officers were involved in the operation.
It is the second operation against Islamic extremists in Spain in the past ten days.
On 9 December, 7 suspects were arrested for allegedly raising money for an Algerian Salafist terrorist group with links to Al-Qaeda.
Last month, 11 people were arrested in a similar operation against the same organisation.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news