Spain Deploying 44,000 Officers to Guard Tourist Zones Amid Terrorism Fears

Posted on June 17, 2019 1:40 pm
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Spain is preparing to launch ‘Operation Summer,’ which will see over 44,000 officers deployed to busy tourist zones as jihadists vow attacks and Western governments warn travelers terrorism is likely on the Iberian peninsula.

Over 22,700 National Police officers and another 22,000 officers from the Civil Guard will supplement existing forces as millions of tourists flock to popular destinations around the country, sources at the Ministry of the Interior told Spanish media.

“The Secretary of State for Safety has issued instructions on the summer operation, which will be deployed in the communities of Andalusia, Asturias, Canarias, Cantabria, Valencia, Galicia, Madrid,