Police take down Islamic State-linked servers across Europe and U.S

Illustration picture of man posing inside a server room at an IT company

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Police across Europe and the United States have in the past week taken down a large number of servers that supported media outlets linked to Islamic State, European police and justice organisations Europol and Eurojust said on Friday.

Servers were taken down in the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands and Iceland, while Spanish police arrested nine "radicalised individuals", the organisations that coordinated the actions said.

The servers supported websites, radio stations, a news agency and social media content with a global reach, they added.

"They communicated directives and slogans of Islamic State in over thirty languages, including Spanish, Arabic, English, French, German, Danish, Turkish, Russian, Indonesian and Pashto. Several terabytes of information were uncovered," Europol and Eurojust said.

(Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Alex Richardson)