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Ten sentenced for planned Barcelona terror attacks, including against Jews

Ten members of a jihadist cell linked to Islamic State who planned attacks in Barcelona and to film a decapitation were sentenced to 8-12 years in jail on Tuesday.

The defendants included five Moroccans, four Spaniards, and a Brazilian, the National Court, which handles terror cases, says in a ruling.

They were “ready to wage an attack against institutions such as the police, banks, or Jewish institutions in Spain at any time, or to join the ranks of Daesh,” it adds, using the Arabic acronym for IS.

The 10, whose cell was called “Islamic Fraternity, Group for Preaching Jihad,” were sentenced for “belonging to a terrorist organization,” the court says.

The three leaders of the group are given 12 years in jail while the seven others get eight years.

— AFP

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