TSG Report Cited in Newsweek: Barcelona Attack: Police Hunt Jihadi Network After Second Attack Fioled in Cambrils
August 18, 2017

Barcelona Attack: Police Hunt Jihadi Network After Second Attack Fioled in Cambrils

Newsweek
By: Jack Moore

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The manhunt for the driver of the van that embarked on a deadly rampage in central Barcelona continued Friday as fears increased of a wider extremist network after police foiled a second attack in a nearby Spanish town.

Hours after a white van careered down the famous Las Ramblas avenue on Thursday night, zigzagging to cause maximum damage and killing at least 13 people, police shot dead five suspected attackers wearing fake suicide vests in the town of Cambrils, a quiet seaside resort 70 miles south of Barcelona …

In April 2016, Spanish police arrested a Moroccan national accused of links to the ISIS leadership and for encouraging attacks in Spain and across Europe.

In September of the same year, police detained two Moroccan nationals on suspicion of planning an attack on European soil after traveling to Turkey to meet an ISIS member. In October, police arrested two Moroccan imams at a mosque on the resort island of Ibiza for alleged support of ISIS and the incitement of jihad.

At least 1,200 Moroccans have traveled to join ISIS in its self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq and Syria, according to a December 2015 report by The Soufan Group, a U.S.-based security consultancy …

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Download The Soufan Group’s updated report on Foreign Fighters here.

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