The Spanish Home Office announced on Wednesday evening that Turkish authorities had arrested two Spanish women who "belonged to the Islamic State [and] who were travelling towards Europe with their very young children".

"The two women arrested, for whom the Civil Guard had issued an International Arrest Warrant, had left Ceuta [Spanish North Africa] for Syria in 2014 in the company of their husbands, two notable jihadis who have taken part in dozens of murders, in order to join the terrorist organisation. Since then, they had remained at the epicentre of the territory controlled by the Islamic State as a part of their structures."

Turkish police had been working with Civil Guard intelligence services under the direction of the National High Court in Madrid, the Home Office stateme...

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