Thursday 8 December 2016

Acts of terror put new focus on our neutrality

Published 21/11/2015 | 02:30

Malian troops take position outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako
Malian troops take position outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako

IT began as a night of inconceivable terror in Paris, but for more than a week the world has been convulsed by a series of attacks carried out by Isil, al-Qa'ida and other terror affiliates.

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As Paris mourned its dead, French police moved swiftly to identify the masterminds behind the terrorist attack that killed 130 and injured hundreds more.

Within days, German authorities were dealing with concrete threats to its security, cancelling an international soccer friendly with the Netherlands in Hanover last Tuesday.

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