Spanish ISIS Widows Arrested While Trying to Return to Europe
According to the Daily Mail, Asia Ahmed Mohamed, 26, and Fatima Akil Laghmich, 21, were trying to sneak back into Europe by crossing through Turkey.
Asia was reportedly arrested along with her 21-month-old son.
She was married to Moroccan national Mohamed Hamduch who also went by the aliases “Kokito” and the “Headsman of Castillejos” and was killed last year in the Islamic State’s battle for Aleppo.
Hamduch was known for his pictures smiling next to the decapitated heads of five of his victims in Syria.
According to RT, Asia married a second terrorists shortly after her first husband died and is currently eight months pregnant with his child.
Her second husband reportedly died in combat.
Fatima, who was married to another Moroccan national Mourad Kadi, was arrested along with her three-year-old son.
The Daily Mail notes that both women had travelled to Syria from the Spanish city of Ceuta in 2014 to join the ISIS organization and were attempting to return to Europe following Aleppo’s fall from the Islamic State’s grip and deliverance back into the control of Syrian government forces.
The women are reportedly being held in Turkey.
They have been referred to as “extremely valued” anti-terror targets by Spain’s Ministry of the Interior due to their extensive knowledge of Islamic State members and their many supporters throughout Europe and Turkey.
On Thursday, Russian authorities reported that they apprehended at least seven undercover Islamic State supporters for allegedly plotting to carry out attacks on behalf of the terrorist network during New Year’s celebrations in Moscow.
Among items uncovered while searching the suspect’s homes were firearms, hand grenades, ammunition, and components of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) homemade bombs.