By Lynn R. Mitchell
After Tuesday’s terrorism attack in Paris, alerts are at their highest levels in France and security experts are warning that radicals could be planning attacks around the world (see Britain’s M15 chief warns al Qaeda in Syria planning mass attacks on west). Reuters reporter Guy Faulconbridge wrote:
Al Qaeda militants in Syria are plotting attacks to inflict mass casualties in the West, possibly against transport systems or “iconic targets”, the head of Britain’s MI5 Security Service said on Thursday.
Speaking after gunmen killed 12 people in an assault on a French satirical newspaper, MI5 boss Andrew Parker warned a strike on the United Kingdom was highly likely.