Spain arrests female Daesh recruiter at Barcelona airport
Spain is battling the radicalization of young people in the country. (AFP/File)
A female from Morocco has been arrested at a Spanish airport for allegedly recruiting women to join the militant Islamist group Daesh, AFP has reported.
Spanish authorities said that the woman was arrested in Barcelona and has been named as Samira Yerou.
The suspect was sent to Spain by Turkey after they reportedly discovered her trying to enter Syria illegally, Spain's interior ministry said. Spain had issued an international arrest warrant for the woman.
It is believed Yerou was on her way to meet members of Daesh, also known as ISIS.
Yerou "could have played an important role in recruiting and sending of women sympathizers of the terrorist group in Europe and Morocco," the ministry said.
She was with her three-year old son when she tried to enter Syria. The boy has been reunited with his father.