Spain arrests Moroccan woman suspected of trying to join Islamic State

March 7, 2015 4:16 PM

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MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish authorities on Saturday arrested a Moroccan woman resident in Spain on suspicion of attempting to join Islamic State militants in Syria, the interior ministry said.

More than 20 people have been arrested by Spanish authorities since last September as part of efforts to stop young Muslim citizens from becoming jihadists in Syria or Iraq, fearing they might return to plot attacks on home soil.

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