Spain: Police nab Al Qaeda-linked terror suspect

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Associated Press

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 5:05 AM

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a man suspected of belonging to an al-Qaida linked terror organization and participating in the Syrian conflict.

The suspect, named as Abdeluahid Sadik Mohamed, was nabbed at Malaga airport in southern Spain on Sunday after arriving on a flight bound from Istanbul, a statement said.

He had had left Casablanca, Morocco, on May 2 to travel to Syria, which he entered by crossing the Turkish border after spending a few days in Istanbul.

Once in Syria, he trained in a camp belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a terrorist organization linked to al-Qaida, the statement says.

He was arrested because he was considered a threat to national security.

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