Spain: Malaga joins operation against terrorism

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A man has been arrested in Malaga for his alleged involvement with a network which recruited Jihadists to send to terrorist organizations in Mali and Syria.


Tunisian Chafik Jalel Ben Amara Elmedjeri was amongst seven people arrested, three of them in the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa, and three in Morocco.

At least 50 National Police officers searched vehicles, a house and a business in Las Delicias area of Malaga.

The operation was carried out with the collaboration of the Security Services of the Kingdom of Morocco.

The man detained in Malaga allegedly forged documents for the international network and had already been arrested in 2006 for belonging to a terrorist network.

He has been remanded in prison, as have the other three people detained on Spanish soil. 

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