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Morocco, Spain arrest 4 for recruiting IS 'fighters'

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Rabat, Dec 5 (IANS/MAP) Moroccan and Spanish security services arrested four people suspected of recruiting and sending fighters to the Islamic State (IS) group, the Moroccan Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

In a joint operation, three suspects were arrested in the Spanish cities of Madrid and Girona and another in the northern Moroccan city of Tangier, the Ministry said in a statement.

Morocco and have close security coordination, especially in counter-terrorism, as they have jointly busted several terror networks active in both countries.

The arrestees were also suspected of glorifying IS terror attacks and inciting such attacks outside IS-controlled territories, the statement added.

The person arrested in Morocco will be brought before court after the public prosecutor's office completes its investigation.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 19:26 IST
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