Spanish ‘terrorist leader’ held in Belgium

BELGIAN police have seized a Spanish national believed to be the head of a Daesh terrorist cell.

The 26-year-old man is of Moroccan ancestry and was arrested in Zaventem, Belgium with the help of the Spanish National Police for his involvement with the terrorist organisation, including recruiting and instructing others in their activities.

The man is believed to be the last important member of the Belgian group to be arrested. The group began a major radicalization campaign in 2014 which involved five people who three have already been jailed by Spanish authorities while a fourth one was captured in Morocco. The younger brother of the latest detainee was among them.

Police sources claim that the man arrested in Belgium was the leader of the cell, and would recruit and educate other members either in his home or in cafes across Belgian capital Brussels. He is also accused of spreading the ideology of the organisation through social media networks in several countries. 

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