Spanish police arrest 8 devout Muslims suspected of recruiting fighters for ‘Syria jihad’

Eight individuals, with alleged links to Al-Qaeda, have been arrested in the Spanish territory of Ceuta on suspicion of recruiting jihadi fighters to go to Syria and elsewhere, police say.

“We have broken up a network responsible for sending combatants to Al-Qaeda linked terrorist groups operating in Syria,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Police say the network was based in Ceuta and the Moroccan city of Fnideq.