By Yusra Mahdi
Friday 26 June 2015 will be remembered as the day that changed the dynamics of the War on Terror. Why? Because, three ISIS perpetrated attacks took place – in three different places – all varied in nature. However, they all have one thing in common; amplifying the evolving threat from ISIS.
Governments and security officials issued stark warnings and called for re-assessing the approach on the so-called War on Terror. Putting words into actions: Tunisia announced plans to build a wall along its border with Libya to protect it from ISIS militants and prevent its own citizens from joining the terror group. The Tunisian prime minister for his part confirmed that 1,000 people were arrested in a terror probe, and another 15,000 were barred from leaving the country.
The UK for its part issued its own warning of a possible second ISIS attack in Tunisia. The Foreign office urged British tourists to leave the country immediately, while holidaymakers swiftly cancelled all flights for the summer season.
The panic and universal menace induced by the recent attack certainly scaled up the threat from ISIS. And the question remains how will this change the global response on terrorism?
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