The European intelligence agencies conducted a joint operation in which were arrested six recruiters of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). It is reported by El Pais.
In Spain, the four suspects were detained in Germany and the UK — one by one. They were all linked.
According to sources in the interior Ministry of Spain, recruiters hold weekly meetings with young Muslims and tried to persuade them to go to Syria and Iraq as militants. Most actively this work was carried out in the Spanish city of Palma de Mallorca, where the collection of cells came dozens of people.
On 21 June it was reported about detention in Madrid Spanish police three Moroccans. One of them, according to the investigation, intended to recruit compatriots to organize in Spain the attack. The other two lived with him in one apartment and, presumably, were the recruits of ISIS.