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Spain and Morocco Arrest 9 on Suspicion of Terrorism [New York Times]

Moroccan and Spanish security services arrested a group who were exporting fighters to ISIS via the Spanish enclave of Melilla:

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Spanish police officers arresting a suspect on Friday in Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa. Photo: F. G. Guerrero European Pressphoto

Spanish police officers arresting a suspect on Friday in Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa. Photo: F. G. Guerrero European Pressphoto

Spanish and Moroccan law enforcement officials have arrested nine people suspected of being part of a terrorist cell linked to the Islamic State, the Spanish Interior Ministry said on Friday.

The ministry said the suspects had been arrested in Melilla, a Spanish-administered enclave on the north coast of Africa, and Nador in northeastern Morocco. The Spanish media said that those arrested included eight Moroccan nationals and one Spaniard, who was purportedly the leader of the group.

The investigation was completed under the auspices of a judge who had sealed the details of the investigation, the ministry said, adding that the investigation was continuing…[Full Story]

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