Spain breaks up online network recruiting young women for IS

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Would-be immigrants sit on February 19, 2015 atop a border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla, where two people have been arrested in an operation targeting IS recruitmentSpain said Tuesday it had broken up an online network accused of recruiting young women to join Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria and arrested four suspects. The arrests came as European nations scramble to halt a surge in young people wanting to travelling to Iraq and Syria to fight with the jihadists. Two of the suspects were arrested in Melilla, the Spanish enclave neighbouring Morocco, in the latest operation by Spain’s authorities targeting such recruiting networks. The others were detained in Girona and Barcelona in Spain’s northeast.

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