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I den spanske enklaven Ceuta i Nord-Afrika har politiet arrestert to brødrepar som hadde planlagt et terrorangrep. De skal være marokkanere med spansk statsborgerskap. De ble avslørt da en av jihadistene la ut en video på Facebook.

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Police in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta have arrested four men suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network that may have been planning an attack in Spain.

Spain has stepped up security as well as efforts to prevent the radicalisation of young Muslim citizens following attacks in Paris this month in which Islamist gunmen killed 17 people.

Confirming the arrests, Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz told reporters: ‘They are two pairs of brothers, highly radicalised and highly trained.’

Diaz sa det var mange paralleller til de to brødrene som angrep Charlie Hebdo, men ville ikke utdype dette.

Sources close to the investigation told El Pais newspaper the probe had started two weeks ago when one of the four posted a video on his Facebook page showing him providing military training and urging others to wage jihad.

I anti-jihad-kampen vurderer Spania å utvide basen i Sevilla. Idag er det 850 av USAs marinesoldater som holder til her. Spania forhandler om å la Morón de la Frontera flybase øke til flere tusen amerikanske soldater i en krisesituasjon.

Spain is now ready to discuss a petition first formulated in Decemberby US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who asked Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenés for permission to upgrade the US military center to a permanent headquarters for the Pentagon’s Africa Command task force.

If a deal is reached, the elite force of 850 Marines based in Morón could swell to several thousand in crisis situations, and become a permanent presence in southern Andalusia. The force’s main goal is slowing down the advance of jihadism in the Maghreb and Sahel regions of Africa.

Daily Mail  El Pais (engelsk utgave)