Spanish law enforcement authorities said Sunday they had arrested in Málaga a member of a jihadist group who had been wanted for months for participating in the “holy war” in Syria.
Officials identified the man as 28-year-old Abdeluahib Sadik Mohamed, a Spaniard who was born in Ceuta and is considered “very dangerous” by authorities.
The suspect was arrested at Málaga’s international airport after he disembarked from a plane arriving from Istanbul.
Officials believe that Sadik was coming from Syria, where he traveled in May 2013 to join the training camps belonging to the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Interior Ministry sources said that Sadik formed part of several factions that fought in Syria and Iraq over the past months. They believe he was planning on recruiting new members.