Suspected members of ISIS terror cell nabbed in trilateral operation

Five people suspected of establishing a European terror cell that planned to recruit fighters for the Islamic State organization were arrested on Wednesday. The arrests came in a joint operation by police and intelligence services from Germany, Belgium and Spain. An announcement by the Spanish Interior Ministry said four of the suspects are Spanish citizens and one is Moroccan. The suspects established a Facebook page called "Islam en Espanol" that they used to spread messages from the terrorist organization, address the young Muslim population and recruit fighters and resources. The page had already drawn about 32,500 followers. The suspects were arrested in Barcelona, Brussels, the German city of Wuppertal and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa.   

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