Friday, 19 August 2011

Al Qaeda-linked man arrested in La Línea, no explosives found

LA LINEA (Agencies) A statement from the Interior Ministry has revealed that a 37-year-old Moroccan man was arrested by the Guardia Civil earlier this week for his supposed links to the Al Qaeda organization in the Islamic Magreb. Abdellatif Aoulad Chiba is also accused of belonging to a terrorist organization and is thought to be the administrator of a radical Jihadist web forum used for recruiting new members, training and encouraging terrorists. He is charged, too, with 'glorifying terrorism', an anti-ETA crime in Spain often used for other purposes. Chiba is married to a Spaniard and has at least one child. His neighbours on Calle Pedreras have described him as 'a quiet person dedicated to clairvoyance', according to one report. The GC took away several items from the man's home but it was confirmed yesterday that no explosives had been found.

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