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Al Qaeda Suspects Arrested In Spain: 1 Algerian, 1 Moroccan Held In Joint Operation

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AL QAEDA SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN SPAIN
Spanish Civil guard secures the area near the court where the 24 suspected members of the Al Qaeda network will appear 22 April 2005, in Madrid. (PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty Images
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MADRID, April 23 (Reuters) - Spanish police arrested two men suspected of being linked to militant Islamist network al Qaeda, the government said in a statement on Tuesday.

One man, an Algerian, was arrested in the eastern province of Zaragoza and the other, a Moroccan, in the southern province of Murcia, after a joint operation between Spain, France and Morocco, the statement said.

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry declined to give any further information. (Reporting by Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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