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Two Moroccans suspected of financing IS arrested in Spain

Two Moroccans suspected of financing IS arrested in Spain

Spain

Police in Spain have arrested two Moroccan brothers in Catalonia, northern Spain on suspicion of financing terrorism.

The Civil Guard announced the arrest on Wednesday in a statement saying the brothers who are 22 and 33 years respectively were also suspected of cooperating with a terrorists group.

They added that the brothers had another suspected brother who had died in Syria where he lived with a wife and child.

The two suspects who were arrested in the province of Girona (Catalonia) in the morning “have been sending money to Daesh (Islamic state, IS),” the Civil Guard stated without specifying the amount of money and when it was sent.

According to the Civil Guard, the money was used to facilitate the travel of jihad candidates to combat zones.

Madrid was the scene of one of the deadliest jihadist attack committed on European soil in March 11, 2004, when ten bombs in commuter trains killed 191 people.