In an ongoing operation Spanish Police have arrested eight suspected terrorists in Girona, Barcelona, Ciudad Real and Ávila. In a press release given by Interior Ministry police sources it has been stated that the suspects were mainly involved in recruiting new fighters to serve in Syria and Iraq.
All the current suspects are Spanish citizens, although five are apparently of North African descent. During the raids Police said that a large amount of propaganda material, plus two shotguns were discovered. Intelligence for the arrests was also provided by Morocco’s security services.
In a related raid last week police detained two alleged jihadists who were planning attacks in Spain and Europe.