Brussels terror attacks: Jihadist hotbed in lock down as security forces launch massive operation

22 March 2016

The Mirror reports on a new wave of raids being launched by police in Molenbeek and throughout Brussels, following the attacks that took place at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station on 22 March, killing dozens. EFD Senior Policy Advisor Alexander Ritzmann is mentioned in the article for questioning how the network responsible for the attacks was not apprehended and prevented from doing so.

Ritzmann believes that "a network like this should have been prevented by intelligence and security agencies. This is exactly what their purpose is." Nonetheless, the authors believe that yesterday's attacks, in terms of their efficiency and ferocity, have "shocked counter-terror experts throughout Europe."

The article is in English and can be read here.