Yet another ”Jihad Junky” gets nabbed.
Spain holds French terror suspect in custody
Published: 04 May 2014 07:20 GMT+02:00
A Spanish court on Saturday remanded in custody a French-Algerian man suspected of fighting for terror groups linked to Al-Qaeda in Syria before he is extradited to France.
Spanish officers with the help of French police seized Abdelmalek Tanem, 24, in the southern city of Almeria on Wednesday.
Spain’s interior ministry said he is suspected of carrying out “terrorist activities” in Syria with two jihadist factions: the Islamic State of Iraq andthe Levant (ISIL), and the Al-Nusra Front.
Tanem is thought to have served as a “combatant” as well as a “facilitator”on the Syria-Turkey border, where he helped other Europeans travel to join the group, according to the ministry.
Spain’s National Court Judge Eloy Velasco ordered Tanem to be held in jail pending his extradition to France, where he is wanted for allegedly sending four people to Syria to fight for the two factions.
Tanem is expected to be extradited to France “in the coming days”, a court official said.
He has denied the accusations against him.