Fourteen people went on trial in Spain this week on charges of involvement with Islamic terrorist groups and recruiting extremists to fight in Iraq. The fourteen, all men and mostly of Moroccan background, are charged with collaborating with Islamic terrorist groups and for helping several suspects flee the March 11, 2004 Madrid bombings. The prosecution is seeking sentences of 7-14 years for the 14 who were arrested in a series of raids predominantly in Catalonia. The trial is expected to last about a week, followed by jury deliberation.

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