MADRID (AP) â€” A man arrested on suspicion of recruiting women to send to areas controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria has been sent to jail in Spain.
Judge Santiago Pedraz ordered the 29-year-old Spaniard to prison Friday on provisional charges of collaborating with a terror group.
The man, whose name was not released, was arrested Wednesday in Melilla, one of two Spanish enclave cities in northwest Africa.
p>Leading newspaper El Pais said he is a former Spanish soldier who was expelled from the army in 2007 for drug-related issues & other offenses. No one was available at the Defense Ministry for comment on the report.
The Interior Ministry said his arrest was part of an ongoing operation against jihadi militants seeking to recruit pre-teen girls & teenagers in Spain.
Source: “Associated Press”