Spanish police announced on Wednesday the dismantling of an Algerian terrorist group affiliated with Daesh.
Four members of this group, including three Algerian radicals, were arrested in Barcelona, while the fifth was arrested in Madrid, police said without specifying the identity of the other two detainees. The defendants are accused of “belonging to a terrorist organization and self-indoctrination”. They benefited from the help of an individual who, from Algeria, coordinated the security measures of the new terrorists who entered Spain so that they would not be detected by the security services, underlines the police, who were investigating. this network since December 2020 after having “detected the entry into Spain of a suspected member of the Islamic State” from Algeria. The members of the group were acting under the orders of an individual they called “Sheikh” and who is accused of active indoctrination. “
Already arrested in 2016 in Turkey while trying to join Daesh, this individual was released and visited several countries before being arrested in March in Barcelona.