Five Tunisians arrested in Barcelona for distributing Islamist material
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 00:42
June 12 - Spanish police say they have arrested five Tunisians in Barcelona for the online distribution of material related to Osama bin Laden. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Five Tunisians were detained on Wednesday in Barcelona, accused of distributing online material related to al Qaeda's former leader Osama bin Laden, Spain's interior ministry said.
The five detainees, suspected of the crime of promoting terrorism, had distributed 400 files that contained jihadist material, including speeches by the deceased leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, videos of attacks, instructions on making explosives, training exercises, ballistics and summary executions, according to a statement by the interior ministry.
Some of the members of the group appeared to have been radicalized, adopting Salafist views that had intensified over the past month after one of them had traveled to Tunis, according to the statement.
The investigation had been underway for more than a year.
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