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Ex-Guantanamo detainee allegedly led recruiting cell for the Islamic State | The Long War Journal

Ex-Guantanamo detainee allegedly led recruiting cell for the Islamic State | The Long War Journal

Hamed Abderrahaman Ahmed. Source: El Mundo, Europa Press . Hamed Abderrahaman Ahmed, a former Guantanamo detainee, was arrested by Spanish police on Feb. 23 for allegedly leading a jihadist recruiting cell that was sending fighters to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Ahmed and three others were detained in the city of Ceuta, which borders Morocco on the North African coast. Spanish authorities and their Moroccan counterparts have launched a series of counterterrorism operations in Ceuta and elsewhere in recent weeks. They have targeted extremist networks supporting both the Islamic State and Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria. Spanish police said that Ahmed’s cell not only recruited for the Islamic State, but was also “willing to commit terrorist acts on Spanish soil.” Ahmed “received military and combat training in camps in Afghanistan under the auth...

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