Arrested in El Ejido (Almería) two individuals who would have sworn allegiance to the new leader of DAESH

Spanish National Police agents have arrested two individuals in the municipality of El Ejido (Almería) for their alleged participation in the crimes of integration into a terrorist organization, self-indoctrination and active indoctrination and glorification. Simultaneously, a third individual was arrested in the province of Chtouka-Aït Baha in Morocco.

The operation has been carried out jointly between the General Information Commissioner and the Moroccan General Direction of Surveillance du Territoire (DGST), also counting on the collaboration of the Provincial Information Brigade of Almería, the Local Information Brigade of El Ejido and EUROPOL agency. In turn, it has been coordinated by the Prosecutor’s Office of the National Court and directed by the Central Court of Instruction number Four.

It was last July when experts in the fight against terrorism detected a highly radicalized individual aligned with the postulates of DAESH who was disseminating radical and violent jihadist material, located in Spain. This individual would have contact with the detainee in Morocco.

Oath of allegiance to DAESH

After the corresponding police investigation, it has been possible to verify the radicalization of two individuals residing in El Ejido, who would have taken an oath of allegiance to the late DAESH leader, Abu Ibrahim Al Hashimi Al Quraishi, and having reiterated this oath to the now leader Abu Al Hussein Al Husseini Al Quraishi.

Sahel zone

During the investigation, the agents verified how those now detained were highly radicalized and fully adhered to the ideological postulates of the terrorist organization, internalizing its messages through an intense process of self-indoctrination and carrying out the massive dissemination of its contents to third parties through Internet.

In the early hours of last Wednesday, the corresponding police device was launched, carrying out, in addition to the two arrests, the search of the houses in which they resided, where the agents seized electronic means, telephone terminals, documentation of great interest and an important amount of money in cash, which according to the researchers would go to cover the expenses of his trip to the Sahel area.