Friday December 13, 2019

Tom McGurk: Horror in Paris

The Paris attacks last Friday brought the Middle East conflict to the heart of Europe. With the worsening war in Syria and a growing migrant crisis, are we looking down the years at a generational nightmare?

15th November, 2015
Outside Le Carillon, Parisians mourn the dead yesterday morning. Picture: Getty

Europe’s governments and security chiefs awoke yesterday morning to their ultimate nightmare. Across Paris the night before, a small group of heavily armed jihadis mounted a series of attacks on civilians, killing over 120 and wounding nearly 200. The attacks had all the classic ingredients of the jihadi nightmare.

Mass murder attacks on unarmed civilians as they mingled in restaurants and bars, a suicide bomb attack on a huge crowd at a football match and...

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