Seven Arrested in Spain on Suspicion of Supplying Cash, Weapons to ISIS

The Spanish interior ministry said seven people involved in an international cell were arrested in Spain Sunday for supplying firearms and cash to terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, NBC News reported.

Five Spanish nationals of Syrian, Jordanian and Moroccan origin, and two foreigners of Syrian and Moroccan origin were among those arrested. All have links to ISIS and the Al Nusra Front, according to the Spanish interior ministry.

The group operated as a “business complex,” which allowed it to send supplies unsuspected from ports under the guise as humanitarian aid. The leader also encouraged women be recruited to be sent to Syria to marry ISIS fighters.

Officials began investigating the group in 2014. 

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