Two charged with sending recruits to Iraq for jihad

30th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

30 October 2007, MADRID - (AFP) - Spain's anti-terrorism court indicted Monday two members of a group suspected of recruiting Islamist extremists to fight in Iraq, judicial sources said.

30 October 2007

MADRID - (AFP) - Spain's anti-terrorism court indicted Monday two members of a group suspected of recruiting Islamist extremists to fight in Iraq, judicial sources said.

Abdelkader Ayachine, an Algerian, and Wissan Lotfi, from Morocco, were charged with "belonging to a Islamist terrorist organisation."

Ayachine is also facing child pornography charges after police found certain items on his computer after his arrest last week.

The two are suspected of belonging to "an organised Salafist-Jihadist movement with major links to radical Islamist terrorism."

Three others who were arrested in the same operation Thursday in the northern city of Burgos were released on bail and are to appear again before the judge in 15 days.

The arrests allowed police to dismantle a cell allegedly recruiting Islamic fighters for Iraq, largely through the Internet.

"The group organised clandestine meetings, gathered funds for terrorists in prison ... recruited and indoctrinated possible mujahedin and also procured and broadcast audiovisual and jihadist propaganda," the interior ministry said.

"A large part of the activities took place in limited-access discussion forums on the Internet," it said.

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