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TIP Senior Fellow on Australian Broadcasting Corporation Discusses Barcelona Attacks

- August 18, 2017

Barcelona terrorist attack was a matter of 'when', not 'if'

Speaking with AM's Samantha Donovan, Julie Lenarz says that Spain has been a hub for Islamic extremists for some time, with authorities arresting around 200 people on terrorism-related charges over the last two years. She says the Islamic State group has long threatened to 'retake' Spain, which was part of the Umayyad Caliphate of Damascus for nearly 800 years.

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