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Moroccan held in Spain over 'extremist' website

Man suspected of raising funds for terror groups

Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of recruiting Islamic extremists over the Internet and raising funds for terror groups, the interior ministry said Saturday.

Faical Errai, 26, was detained on Friday in the town of Poble Nou de Benitatxell, near the eastern coastal city of Alicante, it said in a statement.

He is suspected of running a website aimed at the "indoctrination and recruitment of supporters with the ultimate aim of encouraging the most extremist and violent interpretation of jihad."

He is also alleged to have helped raise money for terror groups and helped send Islamic extremists to conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Chechnya.

After his arrest, police searched three houses and seized computers.

In its investigation leading to the arrest, Spain's Civil Guard paramilitary police force received cooperation from the police forces of Belgium, the United States, France, Jordan and Morocco, the ministry said.