Suspect linked to kamikaze attacks in Iraq held

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5 February 2007, REUS — Police arrested on Monday a Moroccan terrorist suspect who was wanted in his own country for alleged links to sending suicide bombers to Iraq.

5 February 2007

REUS — Police arrested on Monday a Moroccan terrorist suspect who was wanted in his own country for alleged links to sending suicide bombers to Iraq.

Mbark El Jaafari was the subject of an international arrest warrant in Morocco.

He is said to have links to Al Qaeda and the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat.

This organisation, which was behind the insurrection in Algeria, is said to recruit volunteers to fight in Morocco, Irak and Algeria.

But it suffered a number of serious setbacks in Germany and Morocco last year after police arrested members. 

Police believe, however, that since May last year, the group has sent 32 kamikazes to launch suicide bomb attacks in Iraq.

Similar operations are thought to be planned in Morocco.

El Jaafari was thought to have been trained in an Al Qaeda camp in Afganistan in 2001.

He was arrested in Reus, in Catalonia.

[copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


5 February 2007

REUS — Police arrested on Monday a Moroccan terrorist suspect who was wanted in his own country for alleged links to sending suicide bombers to Iraq.

Mbark El Jaafari was the subject of an international arrest warrant in Morocco.

He is said to have links to Al Qaeda and the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat.

This organisation, which was behind the insurrection in Algeria, is said to recruit

volunteers to fight in Morocco, Irak and Algeria.

But it suffered a number of serious setbacks in Germany and Morocco last year after

police arrested members. 

Police believe, however, that since May last year, the group has sent 32 kamikazes to

launch suicide bomb attacks in Iraq.

Similar operations are thought to be planned in Morocco.

El Jaafari was thought to have been trained in an Al Qaeda camp in Afganistan in 2001.

He was arrested in Reus, in Catalonia.

[copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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