Spain holds Moroccan for Internet 'terror training'

17th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

Police in southern Spain have arrested a Moroccan suspected of "indoctrination and terrorist training" for Al-Qaeda over the Internet, they said Wednesday.

Abdellatif Aoulad Chiba, 37, is suspected of "belonging to an armed group with links to the terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Mahgreb," police said in a statement.

He was arrested in the southern town of Linea de la Conception.

"Abdellatif is believed to be the general administrator of an Internet site which was a jihadist forum with radical content, dedicated to the the public distribution of statements and media products designed for the main Islamic terrorist organisations and their leaders."

He was specifically in charge of "the indoctrination and terrorist training" through manuals linked "to this criminal activity and aimed at encouraging terrorist crimes."

The arrest was ordered by the National Court, which handles terrorist crimes, after police noticed an increase in the activity on the site and found that the person running it was based in Spain.

© 2011 AFP

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