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Jihadist group dismantled in Barcelona and Madrid. The group was ready to carry out an attack.

National police officers arrested five suspected jihadists in Barcelona and Madrid in Spain. The alleged leader of the group has been arrested. The leader had devoted himself to recruiting and indoctrination of new members.

The operation was carried out by agents of the General Information Commission of the National Police headed by the National Court, according to judicial and police sources.

Four of the suspected jihadists have already appeared before the judge. They appeared before Joaquín Gadea, judge of the Audiencia Nacional. Gadea ordered the four men to be sent to prison.

The fifth jihadist is expected to testify in the coming days. He is already in a Catalan prison due to other crimes.

This latest operation is linked to another operation that took place in January. The January operation saw three suspected jihadists arrested. One of them is said to have fought in the Syrian-Iraqi conflict zone.

According to some reports, the alleged ringleader has already spent time in an Algerian prison.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Previously, she worked in the NHS for 15 years until moving to Spain in 2018. She enjoys the Spanish way of life, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains of Almeria, where she enjoys being part of a rural community made up of expatriates and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.



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