Spain arrests U.S. wanted jihadist


Ali Charef Damache was arrested by Spanish police on Friday

ARA News

GENEVA – The Spanish authorities on Friday announced the arrest of a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group in the northeastern region of Catalonia. 

Catalan Police said in a statement that ISIS militant Ali Charef Damache was arrested in a security raid.

Damache is wanted by the United States and the Interpol for providing support to terrorists, according to the Catalan security official Jordi Jane, who confirmed Damache’s arrest. 

The suspect is originally from Algeria and has Irish nationality. 

In the meantime, spokesman of the U.S. Justice Department in Philadelphia, Patty Hartman, confirmed Damache’s arrest by the Spanish authorities, saying the U.S. “will be seeking extradition”.

Reporting by: Lorin Silo

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