June 21st, 2013
05:32 AM ET

Spain arrests eight suspects linked to al Qaeda

Security forces arrested eight members of a group linked to al Qaeda on Friday in a Spanish enclave in North Africa, authorities said.

"We have broken up a network responsible for sending combatants to al Qaeda-linked terrorist groups operating in Syria," the Spanish Interior Ministry said in a statement.

The suspects were captured in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave that borders Morocco.

Authorities said the network was based in Ceuta and the nearby Moroccan city of Fnideq.

It recruited, trained and paid for terrorists to fight in other countries, authorities said.

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  1. saywhat

    This was in N.Africa .Those arrested were "AlQaeda linked terrorist groups sending combatants to Syria".
    Spain must not have heard our decision to arm them or they would have armed them themselves instead of arresting them.

    June 21, 2013 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerome

      Do you think everyone else in the world goosesteps to what the US does? Spain has their own laws.

      June 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      can you really blame Spain...it wasn't a happy history being dominated by the moors...they know first hand their cuelty and destruction...

      June 23, 2013 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    And the beat goes on...

    June 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Oh yes@Jerome
    we have ways to make those we want to 'goosestep' to what we do in most regions. No problems on that account.

    June 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |