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Spain, US to combine against Islamic terrorism

2 December 2004

MADRID-Spain and the United States are to set up a joint Islamic-terrorism investigative unit designed to increase exchanges of information and reinforce bilateral cooperation.

The cooperative body is the upshot of a meeting Spanish Attorney General Candido Conde-Pumpido held with US Justice Department prosecutors and FBI officials.

Several alleged collaborators with Al Qaeda are in jail in Spain awaiting trial on terrorism charges.

Conde-Pumpido’s meeting helped establish principal channels for exchanging information on terrorist groups that may try to attack the interests or citizens of either country, Spanish legal sources said.

They added that both sides discussed the movements of terrorist groups and the global links among various cells, as well the financing schemes the groups employ.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news