14 August 2014 defenceWeb (Reuters)
Spanish police detain an Islamist militant.Moroccan police, working in collaboration with Spanish authorities, have broken up a network suspected of recruiting fighters for the Iraqi-Syrian jihadist group Islamic State, and arrested nine people, Spain said on Thursday.
All those arrested were Moroccan citizens, some with strong ties to Spain, and they were suspected of running operations out of the cities of Fnideq, Tetouan and Fez, the Spanish Interior Ministry said in a statement. It said plans for attacks within Morocco has also been found.
"The dismantled network was dedicated to the recruitment, financial support and dispatch of jihadists for the terrorist organisation 'Islamic State'," it said.