MADRID, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Spanish Interior Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the arrests of two more jihadist suspects in Spain.
The first arrest took place in the Basque city of Vitoria on a 41-year-old Moroccan man, who had returned from the conflict zone in Syria and was allegedly dedicated to recruiting for the Islamic State (ISIS).
According to the ministry, the man mainly targeted young Moroccans, who were more susceptible to his ideas. Among the people he recruited, a young man with no previous strong religious feelings finally traveled to Syria in 2013 and died there two years later.
The second arrest was made on a 36-year-old woman in Alicante, eastern Spain.
According to official sources, the woman also collaborated with the Islamic State and had intended to travel to Syria with her four children to be reunited with her husband.
She had been publishing pro-jihad propaganda on social network sites using "very aggressive jihadist emblems and publishing videos (of an extremely violent nature) she herself had edited."
Wednesday's detentions followed two arrests made on Tuesday in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Bilbao and bring the total number of jihadist sympathizers arrested in Spain to 12 for 2017 and to 190 since the country was placed on a level four anti-terrorist alert in June 2015.