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14 suspected ISIL activists arrested in joint Spain-Morocco operation

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By Euronews
14 suspected ISIL activists arrested in joint Spain-Morocco operation

<p>Spain and Morocco have reportedly arrested fourteen people with suspected links to the group calling itself Islamic State (<span class="caps">ISIL</span>).</p> <p>Spain’s interior ministry said in a statement that the detained people are suspected of recruiting fighters to join <span class="caps">ISIL</span> in Syria and Iraq. </p> <p>Suspects were arrested in the outskirts of Madrid and in other cities and towns in Morocco .. as part of a joint operation between the two countries. </p> <p>“We have to take in account that we are confronting terrorism, a jihadist terrorism an international terrorism, that has no location, where the location where they are arrested, has a relative significance,” said Spain’s Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diez.</p> <p>“All the countries are threatened by these barbarians. We have already said that this is not a religious war, but a war of barbarity to all those who oppose to their fanatic interpretation of Islam, that has nothing to do with the real Islam,” Fernandez added.</p> <p>The crackdown comes days after a Moroccan man who had lived in Spain was arrested over a foiled gun attack on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.</p>