Three charged with financing terrorist group

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14 December 2005, MADRID — Three men were charged with financing and providing logistical support for an Algerian Islamic extremist group with suspected links to al-Qaeda.

14 December 2005

MADRID — Three men were charged with financing and providing logistical support for an Algerian Islamic extremist group with suspected links to al-Qaeda.

The three Algerians, among seven people arrested last week in Spain's Costa del Sol region, were charged with collaborating with an armed group and were held in custody.

An Algerian woman was released without charge.

The three other suspects, including an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, an Algerian man and a Spanish woman, were also released later.

Authorities believe the suspects aided an Algerian-based Islamic extremist organisation, the Salafist Group for Call and Combat, which has declared allegiance to al-Qaeda.

The insurgent group has fought against Algeria's government since 1992, when the military cancelled legislative elections that religious parties appeared set to win.

Last month, Spanish police arrested 11 Algerians suspected of providing financing and logistical support to the same group.

A judge later charged four of them with belonging to a terror cell but released the other seven.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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