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In a joint operation, Spanish and Moroccan authorities targeting an al Qaeda recruiting network arrested four suspected members in Spain and three in Morocco. The network, whose activities extend to Morocco, Belgium, France, Tunisia, Turkey, Libya, Mali, Indonesia, and Syria, is headed by Melilla resident Mustafa Maya Amaya, who funneled recruits to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, the Al Nusrah Front, and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Among those detained is Chafik Jalel Ben Amara Elmedjeri, a Tunisian arrested on terrorism charges in 2006.