Spain Arrests 10 Syrians Suspected of Financing al-Qaida

Spanish police Tuesday arrested 10 Syrian nationals suspected of financing al-Qaida militants in Syria.

Agents carried out raids in Madrid, Toledo and Valencia province.

“The organization was led by a family clan that for years allegedly used a legal business structure to hide illicit operations with which they evaded tax authorities and laundered large amounts of money,” Spain’s Interior Ministry said.

It accuses the suspects of funneling money to “give support and backing to the terrorist militia” in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province.

Police have declined to provide details of their operation.

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