8 Suspected Members of a Jihadi Terror Cell Appear Before Judge in Spain's National Court

Eight suspected members of a jihadi cell that allegedly urged attacks to be carried out in Spain and picked people to be sent to fight for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria are appearing in court. The Spanish nationals — five of whom are of Moroccan origin — are answering questions Sunday before National Court judge Javier Gomez Bermudez who must decide whether to send them to trial. Spain has arrested dozens of suspected jihadist militants and recruiters in recent years. Those arrested are suspected of participating in an intense pro-jihad propaganda campaign among the immigrant community in Spain, especially Spaniards of Moroccan descent. Police made the arrests Friday in the northeastern provinces of Barcelona and Girona and in the central regions of Avila and Ciudad Real.