Spanish interior minister dismantled terrorist network

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Spanish interior minister: dismantled terrorist network sent 50 terrorists to fight in Syria 

Jun 22, 2013
Spain's Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz revealed that al-Qaeda-linked terrorist network which was dismantled on Friday sent 50 terrorists to carry out terrorist operations in Syria.

At a press conference, the Spanish interior minister explained that the network has two bases; the first is located in Spain and the second in Morocco, pointing out that among the terrorists who were sent to Syria, there were some persons underage.

The minister added that investigations revealed that this group was linked to Jabhat al-Nusra which is affiliated with al-Qaeda, adding that the group sent  terrorists to several European countries in order to be transferred to Syria.

He stressed that this group sent tens of terrorists who took part in suicide attacks in Syria, warning that this network is similar to other networks operating in European countries which are sending Jihadists to Syria.

Diaz pointed out that the 8 terrorists was transferred via a helicopter to Madrid where they will be prosecuted.

Earlier, the Spanish Interior Ministry announced dismantling a network affiliated with al-Qaeda composed of 8 terrorists who had been sending fighters to the armed terrorist groups  in Syria.