On Tuesday December 12th, in the enclave of Ceuta, the Spanish police arrested eleven people supposed to belong to an islamist cell in the process of formation, according to the Spanish minister of the interior. The group is made up of ten Spaniards and one Moroccan. Among them were two brothers of Hamed Abderrahmane, called the “Spanish Taliban” because he had been detained for two years in the American prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Returned to the Spanish authorities in 2004, he was sentenced to 6 years in prison for belonging to al-Qaida, then pardoned in 2006 for a lack of proof. Since the beginning of the year, 45 people suspected of links to Islamic terrorism have been arrested in Spain.

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