Attacks in Spain: the fourth suspect released on probation
The man was holding a taxiphone at Ripoll, the city where the jihadists where from.Terrorist attacks in Spain.
The fourth alive member of the jihadist cell responsible for the attacks in Catalonia was released Thursday and placed under judicial control, a court spokesman said. Salh El Karib, who was holding a taxiphone in Ripoll, a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees where most of the suspects lived, remained in custody for four days.
“The evidence did not establish … sufficient solid evidence to take such a serious and exceptional measure as pre-trial detention,” Judge Fernando Andreu said in his order. However, the investigation will have to determine the possible collaboration of Salh El Karib in the organization of the attacks.
The man must present himself to the judge every week, must not change his residence, and is forbidden to leave Spanish territory. According to his testimony to the judge, Salh El Karib had bought a plane ticket for Morocco with his credit card for Driss Oukabir, another member of the cell still alive. He assured that it was to render him service and that it was repaid in cash.
Two other members of the cell were indicted on Tuesday for “terrorist assassinations” . 21-year-old Spaniard Mohamed Houli Chemlal, who admitted that a bigger attack was preparing well, and the Moroccan 27-year-old Driss Oukabir, arrested Thursday in Ripoll, a small locality at the foot of the Pyrenees. The passport was found in the van on the Ramblas.
The third suspect, Mohammed Aalla, the owner of the vehicle who killed a person in Cambrils, was released under judicial supervision for “lack of evidence to establish his participation in the facts outside the (car) Formal nature, “said Judge Fernando Andreu.
A total of eight of the 12 members of the cell were killed: five were shot dead on Friday 18 August in Cambrils, where they crashed into the Audi against a police barrage, two were killed ‘Explosion of the house of Alcanar, including Imam Abdelbaki Es Satty, presumed brain of the group , while the driver who struck the Ramblas of Barcelona, Younes Abouyaaqoub, was shot Monday, August 21 after a manhunt.