By Benjamin Lee
By Benjamin Lee
Rabat – The United States department of state has issued a travel warning to those planning on traveling to Europe this summer.
The department of state reminds travelers to be aware of the possible risk present during this busy travel season. This warning is said to span from now until August 31st.
Furthermore, the state department claims major sporting events, transportation sites, and other tourist attractions could prove to be primary targets for possible future terror attacks.
Additionally, with the upcoming European 2016 Football championship beginning on June 10th, the Tour de France cycling event beginning July 2nd, and the Roman Catholic Church’s World Youth Day in late July, these risk of attacks are likely to steadily increase.
Large events and densely populated locations are known to be primary targets for terror attacks such as those which occurred the previous year in Belgium and France.
Following the issuance of this warning, security forces of many European countries are working at maximum capacity to prepare to stop future terror attacks. This is the case especially for France, which is hosting both the European 2016 Football championship and Tour de France.
Moreover, these hovering threats have prompted France to up its security and intelligence forces, as well as continue their cooperation with other countries, especially Morocco, in their efforts to prevent future attacks.
After the November terror attacks in a northern suburb of Paris known as Saint-Denis, French president Francois Hollande received King Mohamad VI, and thanked him for the assistance in security and intelligence services of Morocco.
This assistance proved greatly beneficial in uncovering the perpetrators of these attacks; hence, continued cooperation between the two countries proves to play a vital role in preventing further attacks.
With the summer heat beginning, the pressure to continue cooperating in efforts in preventing terror attacks is increasing for France and Morocco.
This cooperation can be nothing but beneficial for the safety of European and other citizens of countries at risk of terror attacks.