Spain's Interior Ministry said the cell's leader had spent time imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay after being captured in Afghanistan in 2001. AP Photo/Brennan Linsley
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Spanish police arrested eight people Monday in Madrid in predawn raids against a jihadist recruitment network led by a former Guantanamo Bay inmate, the government said.Spain's government has said it fears battle-hardened Islamist fighters may return to Spain from Syria and other conflict zones under the influence of Al-Qaeda-inspired groups, presenting a threat of attacks.Since the Madrid train bombings, more than 470 suspected Islamic extremists have been arrested in Spain, according to the Spanish Interior Ministry.
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