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- Dolores Hidalgo, 36, was arrested by Spanish Police in her flat in Alicante
- She is the widow of an ISIS soldier and was trying to find a new husband online
- She attempted to take her four children to the Syrian-Iraqi border
- Video footage shows police before her arrest and removing guns the next day
The widow of an ISIS soldier who was seeking a new husband to have more children has been arrested by police in Alicante.
Dolores Hidalgo, 36, was arrested by Spanish Police in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
She is said to be working with ISIS in Alicante, and has attempted to take her four children to the Syrian-Iraqi border to join the ranks of the terror group, Europa Press reported.
Spanish police made two arrests, one of which is said to be the widow of an ISIS fighter
Dolores Hidalgo was arrested in Alicante after allegedly trying to take her four children to the Syrian-Iraqi border
Footage shared by the police shows a woman being arrested and weapons being removed from the property
Video footage shows two stages of the police operation.
In a video posted by the police on Twitter, police wearing protective gear are seen entering a block of flats, where they make two arrests.
The clip was uploaded with the comment: 'Our GEO agents come this morning to detain two people linked to Daesh in Vitoria and Alicante.'
The woman was said to have been advertising for a new husband on social media and to have praised the work of her deceased spouse
Spanish police released a video via their Twitter account to show the work they were carrying out to end radicalism
The arrests take the number of jihadists detained since 2015 by Spanish police up to 190
In a second piece of footage, several officers leave the flat the next day carrying guns which have been seized as evidence.
A statement read: 'Spanish National Police arrested Dolores Hidalgo, a 36-year-old widow of a man who is suspected of having fought and died in the ranks of the so-called Islamic State.'
Europa Press reported that Hidalgo attempted to travel by road through France to get to her husband, but gave up when she heard he had died.
Hidalgo then returned to Alicante where she began to look for a new husband on social media, and praised the work of her deceased spouse.
She also taught her children her hatred of the West and its culture.
The two arrests takes the total number of jihadists detained by Spanish police up to 190.