Alleged ISIS recruiters arrested: Spain takes suspects into custody.

Eight Alleged ISIS Recruiters Arrested in Spain

The Slatest
Your News Companion
June 16 2014 2:55 PM

Eight Alleged ISIS Recruiters Arrested in Spain

isbe
A man suspected of connections to the ISIS terrorist group is arrested in Madrid.

Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Eight individuals arrested today in Spain are suspected of recruiting for the ISIS terrorist group that has seized control of several major cities in Iraq, officials said. From Al-Jazeera:

The ministry said the cell was led by an individual who lives in Spain but had previously been jailed in Guantanamo Bay after being arrested in Afghanistan in 2001.
Spain gave no immediate details on the nationalities of the arrested.
Advertisement

Meanwhile, a French national was arrested Saturday in Germany on suspicion of fighting for ISIS in Syria, while two other German nationals "linked to extremist groups" were arrested in their home country last Thursday and Friday.

Ben Mathis-Lilley edits the Slatest. Follow @Slatest on Twitter.

  News & Politics
Politics
March 31 2015 5:00 AM How the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone Knowing The musical artist chose to fund a super PAC through opaque, legal, and increasingly popular means.
  Slate Plus
Working
March 30 2015 11:32 AM The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.