Suspected IS Recruiter Held In Mallorca

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 10:28 PM

The arrest comes as it was reported militants from the terror grouping are planning to target European shore resorts this summer.

Suspected IS Recruiter Held In Mallorca

A man has been arrested in Mallorca on suspicion of recruiting jihadists for Islamic State, as it was reported militants from the grouping are planning to attack European shore resorts this summer.

Spanish police said in a statement: "A police probe revealed that the accused had near contact with established terrorists involved with Daesh (another title for IS) who are currently located in Syria."

They added that the man, who's Moroccan, used online platforms to recruit new jihadists for Syria and Iraq, "encouraging them and facilitating their ride to the conflict zone so that they could connect the ranks of Daesh".

There are claims IS militants are planning to target European holiday destinations later this year in a similar fashion to latest year'south shore massacre in Tunisia, which left thirty holidaymakers dead.

German newspaper Bild said German intelligence had been told of the plans by their Italian counterparts, who'd been informed by a "credible source" in Africa.

According to the report, the terrorists map to pose as shore vendors and detonate bombs hidden below Sunday loungers, before opening fire with automatic weapons.

Meanwhile, Belgian authorities have said they believe more IS fighters have been sent to Europe following latest month'south fatal terrorist attack in Brussels.

Belgium'south threat level remains at three, which means that an attack is possible and likely.

And the head of the EU'south security agency has said he's "not entirely confident" all those involved in the Brussels and Paris attacks have been arrested.

"That'south because we've a fragmented intelligence picture of precisely who's involved and where they are," Europol'south Director Rob Wainwright said.

He added that he was "certainly not confident" other militant cells aren't planning another attack in Europe.

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