Spain arrests suspected Islamic State supporter

2016-10-26 13:32
Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP, Militant Website, File)

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP, Militant Website, File)

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Madrid - Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of spreading propaganda for the Islamic State armed group.

A ministry statement said the man, identified only by the initials AB, was arrested on Wednesday in the northern town of Calahorra. It said he helped promote the Islamic group by praising its attacks and those who travelled to fight for it.

It said he was linked to another Moroccan, Salim Aghmir, who was arrested in Pamplona city last December.

READ: Carter urges 'isolation operation' for ISIS-held Raqa

Police arrested two Moroccan-born imams in the Mediterranean island of Ibiza on Tuesday on similar suspicions.

The ministry said Spanish police have arrested 157 suspected pro-jihad activists since Spain raised its national security alert to one step below maximum following attacks in France and elsewhere in 2015.

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