Imam behind Barcelona terror attack was intelligence agency informant

El PaisAbdelbaki Es Satty, the imam from the small Catalan town of Ripoll who headed the jihadist cell behind the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils in mid-August in which 16 people died, it has now emerged he was an informant for Spain’s National Intelligence Center (CNI) during his time in a Castellón prison where he served four years for drug trafficking –  a sentence that started in 2010.