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Spain arrests at least seven accused of recruiting women for Islamic State

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 00:47

Spanish and Moroccan police arrest at least seven people suspected of recruiting women to support Islamic State insurgents in Syria and Iraq. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Police in both Spain and Morocco have arrested at least seven people for allegedly trying to recruit women in support Islamic State fighters. Spanish and Moroccan authorities made the arrests as part of an ongoing joint sweep to stop women from going to Syria and Iraq to help insurgents, sometimes by becoming their wives. Four women and a man were detained in Barcelona and two smaller towns... two men were detained near the Spanish North African enclave of Cueta which borders Morocco. Spain is among a number of European countries struggling to stop its young Muslim citizens from becoming radicalized. It's trying to deter the young people from joining the fighting in the Middle East... fearing they'll come back and plot terror attacks on home soil.

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Spain arrests at least seven accused of recruiting women for Islamic State

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 00:47