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Arrests in Spain ‘linked to Iraq’

This seems like good news:

Spanish police early Monday arrested 15 people suspected of recruiting and indoctrinating others to be sent to fight against Western forces in Iraq, according to Spain’s interior minister, Jose Antonio Alonso.

The arrests included an Iraqi man Spanish authorities said was linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq.

An Interior Ministry press release said eight Moroccans, an Iraqi, an Egyptian, a Frenchman, a Ghanian, a Bellarussian, a Saudi, and a Spaniard were also among those arrested.

Better to nab these facilitators than to have to fight their recruits one at a time. And it’s nice to see Spain playing ball once in a while.


  1. Hey, Spain’s been pretty good about this whole thing. They freaked after the Madrid bombings, but have been infinitely more helpful than most of continental Europe.