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Another DAESH arrest as Spain continues fight against terrorism 

Spain is continuing its fight against terrorism with another arrest, this time in Biscay for spreading the ideology of terrorist group DAESH on the internet

The detainee, of Moroccan origin and a resident of the town of Balmaseda in Biscay, is being investigated as the material author of the criminal offence of terrorism through the social media.

“His direct contact with fighters in the conflict zones allowed him access to material which he later distributed, principally through his own Facebook page,” said a spokesman for the Spanish Government.

The spread of the terrorist ideology was also backed up by images of the activities carried out by foreign terrorist fighters in Syria with whom he was in very close contact.

Since 26 June 2015, the year in which the Ministry of Home Affairs raised the Counter-Terrorism Alert Level to level 4, the law enforcement agencies have arrested a total of 186 Jihadi terrorists in operations carried out in Spain and abroad, and a total of 231 since the start of 2015.

The Ministry of Home Affairs sends out a reminder that, through the initiative STOP RADICALISMOS, citizens can collaborate through a series of channels open to them so that, in a confidential and secure manner, they can notify the State law enforcement agencies of possible cases of radicalisation in their vicinity through the web page www.s-top-radicalismos.es, the mobile phone app for citizens security alerts ‘Alertcops’ and the free hotline 900 822 066.