Why attackers keep targeting Europe
March 22, 2016 - Uncategorized
The terrorist attacks on Brussels’ airport and metro system that killed at least 31 people on Tuesday are the latest in a wave of large-scale attacks against European countries over the past 15 months.
Paris was hit twice last year. Then Turkey, which wants to join the EU, suffered several deadly bombings, the most recent of which happened just over a week ago. And then came the Brussels attacks.
As was the case with many of the others, the Brussels bombings were targeted, well-coordinated and designed to inflict maximum damage by striking packed public areas.
An offshoot of Al Qaeda took responsibility for the first Paris attack in January 2015, which targeted the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher market. The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the second Paris attack, some of the bombings in Turkey and Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels. Read more…