Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary once posed holding a severed human head with a caption: ‘Chillin’ with my homie’
Spanish police have arrested a man they described as one of EU’s most-wanted Islamic State fighters who once posed for a picture with a severed human head.
Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, an ex-rapper from West London, was arrested in the city of Almeria in the country’s south, AFP reported, citing judicial sources.
The arrest was announced earlier on Tuesday, but the police did not identify the suspect, instead describing him as an Egyptian national. It provided no details on when exactly Bary was apprehended.
Police said the suspect “had recently entered Spain illegally and was found hiding in a rented flat” in Almeria where several other people were also arrested.
“He is one of the most wanted terrorists in Europe on grounds of his criminal record within the ranks of Daesh [Arabic acronym for the group] and because he is extremely dangerous,” a police statement said.
Born in London, Bary shot to notoriety after his Twitter post in which could be seen holding up a severed head of an Assad regime soldier alongside the caption: “Chillin’ with my homie, or what’s left of him.”
He is the son of Adel Abdel Bary, an Egyptian who in 2015 was sentenced to 25 years behind bars by a US court for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed 224 and wounded more than 5,000 others